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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag has occurred near Intipucá in El Salvador

Earthquake location 12.7053S, -88.2271WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Intipucá in El Salvador. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/08/20 / 2020-08-12 03:25:12 / August 12, 2020 @ 3:25 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -88.2271 West, latitude 12.7053 North, depth = 53.78 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000bd3b. Unique identifier: us6000bd3b. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:25:12 / 3:25 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 53.78 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Berlín, Nueva Guadalupe, Jucuapa. The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Santiago de María (c. 15 000 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Berlín (c. 11 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 57 km SSW of Intipucá, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.2271° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.7053° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 53.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57 km SSW of Intipucá, 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 2020-08-12 03:25:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-12 03:44:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 370 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 1.177 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 137 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 us6000bd3b Id of event.
Event Code 6000bd3b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000bd3b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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