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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 55 km SW of San Francisco Menéndez, El Salvador

Earthquake location 13.469S, -90.3629WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 55 kilometers (34 miles) from San Francisco Menéndez in El Salvador on Thursday. Event id: us7000c7ni. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000c7ni. The temblor was detected at 19:01:24 / 7:01 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 53.68 km (33 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -90.3629 West, latitude 13.469 North, depth = 53.68 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/10/20 / 2020-10-29 19:01:24 / October 29, 2020 @ 7:01 pm.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Ahuachapán (c. 34 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Chalchuapa (c. 32 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Barberena (c. 30 500 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Izalco (c. 19 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Masagua, Barberena, Chalchuapa (min 5000 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 55 km SW of San Francisco Menéndez, El Salvador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.3629° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.469° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 53.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55 km SW of San Francisco Menéndez, 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 2020-10-29 19:01:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-29 21:29:25 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.5 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 327 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 1.469 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 136 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 us7000c7ni Id of event.
Event Code 7000c7ni An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000c7ni, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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