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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.0447S, -88.7889WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador on Saturday. Event id: us6000c0i1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c0i1. The temblor was detected at 13:32:05 / 1:32 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -88.7889 West, latitude 13.0447 North, depth = 67.3 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 67.3 km (42 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/09/20 / 2020-09-19 13:32:05 / September 19, 2020 @ 1:32 pm.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Apopa, Guatajiagua, Sensuntepeque. Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Apopa (c. 112 200 pop). Close country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, 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 has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 36 km SW of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.7889° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.0447° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 67.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36 km SW 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 2020-09-19 13:32:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-25 19:11:15 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 298 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 1.456 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 174 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 us6000c0i1 Id of event.
Event Code 6000c0i1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c0i1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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