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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 77 km SSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua



Earthquake location 11.1366S, -86.7727WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.94 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 09/02/16 / 2016-02-09 12:12:59 / February 9, 2016 @ 12:12 pm UTC/GMT. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:12:59 / 6:12 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20004z02. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004z02. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -86.7727 West, latitude 11.1366 North, depth = 38.94 km.

The epicenter was 99 km (62 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Jinotepe (c. 29 500 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Nandaime (c. 20 800 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Dolores (c. 7 100 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Belén, Nandaime, Jinotepe (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).

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 twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 77 km SSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.7727° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.1366° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 38.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 77km 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 2016-02-09 12:12:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-09 12:31:35 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 1.173 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 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 us20004z02 Id of event.
Event Code 20004z02 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004z02, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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