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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua



Earthquake location 10.9993S, -86.5634WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/01/16 / 2016-01-03 05:03:19 / January 3, 2016 @ 5:03 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 36.91 km (23 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004az4. Id of event: us10004az4. Exact location of event, longitude -86.5634 West, latitude 10.9993 North, depth = 36.91 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:03:19 / 11:03 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Rafael del Sur, Potosí, Rivas. Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Belén (c. 5 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Potosí (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 four and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 80 km WSW of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.5634° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.9993° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 80km WSW of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-03 05:03:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-03 06:10:18 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 312 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 0.992 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 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 us10004az4 Id of event.
Event Code 10004az4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004az4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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