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Minor earthquake: M3.3 quake has struck near Armenia in El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.7238S, -89.4007WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Armenia in El Salvador on Saturday. Id of earthquake: us7000bqdw. Event ids that are associated: us7000bqdw. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:23:08 / 10:23 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -89.4007° West, latitude 13.7238° North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/09/20 / 2020-09-19 22:23:08 / September 19, 2020 @ 10:23 pm.

The epicenter was 23 km (15 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Moyuta, Jalpatagua, Asunción Mita (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 10 km ESE of Armenia, El Salvador.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -89.4007° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.7238° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10 km ESE of Armenia, 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 2020-09-19 22:23:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-20 05:15:00 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 168 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 0.672 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 177 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000bqdw Id of event.
Event Code 7000bqdw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bqdw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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