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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near La Libertad in El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.3993S, -89.4797WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from La Libertad in El Salvador. The temblor was picked up at 18:19:56 / 6:19 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/12/19 / 2019-12-24 00:19:56 / December 24, 2019 @ 12:19 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 78.98 km (49 miles). Event id: us70006qd5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006qd5. Exact location, longitude -89.4797° West, latitude 13.3993° North, depth = 78.98 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 45 km (28 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chalatenango, Atescatempa, Nueva Concepción.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 19 km WSW of La Libertad, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -89.4797° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.3993° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 78.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km WSW of La Libertad, El Salvador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-24 00:19:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-24 01:55:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 285 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 156 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70006qd5 Id of event.
Event Code 70006qd5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006qd5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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