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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Masachapa in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.212S, -86.7973WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 33.36 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004g2b. Id of event: us20004g2b. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -86.7973 West, latitude 11.212 North, depth = 33.36 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/12/15 / 2015-12-10 02:47:39 / December 10, 2015 @ 2:47 am. The temblor was detected at 20:47:39 / 8:47 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Jinotepe, Dolores, Diriamba. Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Jinotepe (c. 29 500 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Dolores (c. 7 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Carlos Fonseca Amador (c. 5 200 pop). Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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: 70 km SSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.7973° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.212° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 70km SSW 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 2015-12-10 02:47:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-10 03:00:06 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 1.115 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 158 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 us20004g2b Id of event.
Event Code 20004g2b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004g2b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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