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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.0642S, -88.5361WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:19:03 / 9:19 am (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 earthquake 16/08/20 / 2020-08-16 09:19:03 / August 16, 2020 @ 9:19 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -88.5361° West, 13.0642° North, depth 98.14 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 98.14 km (61 miles). Unique identifier: us6000bfjy. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000bfjy.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 99 km (61 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Delgado (c. 71 600 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from San Marcos (c. 54 600 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Cojutepeque (c. 48 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Alianza, Delgado, Zaragoza (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-two 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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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 24 km S of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.5361° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.0642° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 98.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24 km S of Puerto El Triunfo, 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 2020-08-16 09:19:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-16 09:35:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 355 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 1.522 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 153 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 us6000bfjy Id of event.
Event Code 6000bfjy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000bfjy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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