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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 69 km SSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.2249S, -86.7917WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -86.7917 West, latitude 11.2249 North, depth = 43.41 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 43.41 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/03/16 / 2016-03-07 21:46:04 / March 7, 2016 @ 9:46 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:46:04 / 3:46 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10004vys. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004vys.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Diriamba, Carlos Fonseca Amador, Santa Teresa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 93 km (58 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Carlos Fonseca Amador (c. 5 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 seven and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 69 km SSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.7917° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.2249° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43.41 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69km 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 2016-03-07 21:46:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-03-11 05:01:43 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 271 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 1.27 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 175 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 us10004vys Id of event.
Event Code 10004vys An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004vys, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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