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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Central America

Earthquake location 2.1058S, -84.4452WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported Off the coast of Central America (0 miles) on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/12/15 / 2015-12-19 04:27:31 / December 19, 2015 @ 4:27 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100048aa. Id of event: us100048aa. The temblor was detected at 22:27:31 / 10:27 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -84.4452 West, latitude 2.1058 North, depth = 21.13 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.13 km (13 miles).

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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: Off the coast of Central America.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -84.4452° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 2.1058° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.13 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 2015-12-19 04:27:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-19 04:46:02 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 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 5.722 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 74 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 us100048aa Id of event.
Event Code 100048aa An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100048aa, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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