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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake strikes near Masachapa in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.3197S, -86.9594WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (mg/mb) was reported Saturday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. The temblor was reported at 06:37:32 / 6:37 am (local time epicenter) at a depth of 40.79 km (25 miles). Global time of event 2014-12-20 12:37:32 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude -86.9594 West, latitude 11.3197 North, depth 40.79 km.

Close countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). The epicenter was 99 km (61 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Dolores (c. 7 100 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Carlos Fonseca Amador (c. 5 200 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Dolores, Diriamba, Santa Teresa.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.9594° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.3197° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 70km SW of Masachapa, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2014-12-20 12:37:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2014-12-20 13:14:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 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 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 1.026 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 173 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 usc000t8pi Id of event.
Event Code c000t8pi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS usc000t8pi A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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