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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near San Sebastián in El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.7243S, -88.8633WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from San Sebastián in El Salvador. Exact location of event, depth 174.26 km, -88.8633° West, 13.7243° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/06/20 / 2020-06-26 07:41:03 / June 26, 2020 @ 7:41 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 174.26 km (108 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 07:41:03 / 7:41 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us7000abye. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000abye.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sonsonate, Chalchuapa, Metapán (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Event epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 3 km WSW of San Sebastián, El Salvador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.8633° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.7243° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 174.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3 km WSW of San Sebastián, 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 2020-06-26 07:41:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-26 08:05:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 0.826 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 149 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 us7000abye Id of event.
Event Code 7000abye An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000abye, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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