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Earthquake: M 4.8 quake strikes near Jiquilillo in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 12.4998S, -87.4362WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (mg/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua. The temblor was reported at 12:12:23 / 12:12 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 70.14 km (44 miles). Global time of event 2014-12-17 06:12:23 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude -87.4362 West, latitude 12.4998 North, depth 70.14 km.

Close countries, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). The epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop).

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.4362° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.4998° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 70.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km S of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2014-12-17 18:12:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2014-12-17 19:48:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 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 354 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 0.426 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 132 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 usc000t7qe Id of event.
Event Code c000t7qe An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS usc000t7qe A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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