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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Cardenas in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.2547S, -85.6795WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Cardenas in Nicaragua on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 163.39 km, -85.6795° West, 11.2547° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 163.39 km (102 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10002nnc. Unique identifier: us10002nnc. The temblor was picked up at 08:17:14 / 8:17 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/07/15 / 2015-07-06 14:17:14 / July 6, 2015 @ 2:17 pm.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Carlos, Tisma, Acoyapa (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from San José (c. 31 400 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Jinotepe (c. 29 500 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 19 km WNW of Cardenas, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -85.6795° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.2547° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 163.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km WNW of Cardenas, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-07-06 14:17:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-07-06 15:51:29 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 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 340 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 0.258 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 142 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 us10002nnc Id of event.
Event Code 10002nnc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10002nnc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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