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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag was detected near Masachapa in Nicaragua



Earthquake location 11.6055S, -86.9307WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. The temblor was detected at 12:44:40 / 12:44 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 43.05 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -86.9307 West, latitude 11.6055 North, depth = 43.05 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005dzq. Unique identifier: us20005dzq. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/04/16 / 2016-04-01 18:44:40 / April 1, 2016 @ 6:44 pm UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Corinto, Diriomo, Masaya (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Jinotepe (c. 29 500 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 49 km WSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.9307° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.6055° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43.05 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km 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 2016-04-01 18:44:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-01 20:58:42 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 354 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 0.917 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 104 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 us20005dzq Id of event.
Event Code 20005dzq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005dzq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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