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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 32 km SSW of El Rosario, El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.2142S, -89.0906WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from El Rosario in El Salvador. The temblor was picked up at 21:00:57 / 9:00 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 73.43 km, -89.0906° West, 13.2142° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 73.43 km (46 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/03/20 / 2020-03-29 03:00:57 / March 29, 2020 @ 3:00 am. Event id: us70008i2p. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008i2p.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chalatenango, Coatepeque, Acajutla (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). The epicenter was 54 km (33 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 32 km SSW of El Rosario, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -89.0906° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.2142° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 73.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km 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 2020-03-29 03:00:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-29 03:18:23 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 271 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 1.206 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 166 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 us70008i2p Id of event.
Event Code 70008i2p An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008i2p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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