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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Central America

Earthquake location 12.7207S, -88.0212WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, off the coast of Central America kilometers (0 miles) from Central America. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/01/21 / 2021-01-30 05:35:28 / January 30, 2021 @ 5:35 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -88.0212 West, latitude 12.7207 North, depth = 68.47 km. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:35:28 / 5:35 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000dd68. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dd68. The epicenter was at a depth of 68.47 km (43 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from San Lorenzo (c. 22 300 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Berlín, Santa Rosa de Lima, San Lorenzo (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: off the coast of Central America. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.0212° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.7207° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 68.47 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place off the coast of Central America Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-30 05:35:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-30 05:55:00 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 4.7 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 385 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 0.976 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 125 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 us6000dd68 Id of event.
Event Code 6000dd68 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dd68, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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