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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near El Rosario in El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.1747S, -89.1005WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from El Rosario in El Salvador on Sunday. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:29:05 / 2:29 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70007lz9. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007lz9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 68.54 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 09/02/20 / 2020-02-09 08:29:05 / February 9, 2020 @ 8:29 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -89.1005° West, latitude 13.1747° North, depth = 68.54 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chirilagua, Santa Ana, Juayúa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 58 km (36 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 36 km SSW of El Rosario, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -89.1005° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.1747° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 68.54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km SSW of El Rosario, 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 2020-02-09 08:29:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-09 08:48:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 385 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 1.242 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 120 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70007lz9 Id of event.
Event Code 70007lz9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007lz9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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