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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Masachapa in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.5735S, -87.1313WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. All ids that are associated to the event: us20004zrp. Unique identifier: us20004zrp. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -87.1313 West, latitude 11.5735 North, depth = 37.51 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 37.51 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/02/16 / 2016-02-10 01:22:37 / February 10, 2016 @ 1:22 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 19:22:37 / 7:22 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Carlos Fonseca Amador (c. 5 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Carlos Fonseca Amador, San Rafael del Sur (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. 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: 71 km WSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.1313° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.5735° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km WSW 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 2016-02-10 01:22:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-23 01:54:18 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 298 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 1.013 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 187 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 us20004zrp Id of event.
Event Code 20004zrp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004zrp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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