Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today


Earthquake breaking news, Light World Earthquakes Magnitude 4-4.9

Light earthquake, 4.1 mag has occurred near Leon in Nicaragua



Earthquake location 12.3949S, -86.9043WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Leon in Nicaragua. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:55:00 / 6:55 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20005l3s. Event ids that are associated: us20005l3s. Exact location of event, longitude -86.9043 West, latitude 12.3949 North, depth = 108.87 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/04/16 / 2016-04-23 00:55:00 / April 23, 2016 @ 12:55 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 108.87 km (68 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tipitapa, Ticuantepe, El Triunfo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 6 km (3 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-four 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. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

Did you feel anything?

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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 5 km SSW of Leon, Nicaragua.

Copyright © 2016 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.



More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.9043° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.3949° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 108.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km SSW of Leon, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-23 00:55:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-23 01:20:51 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 259 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 0.226 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 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 us20005l3s Id of event.
Event Code 20005l3s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005l3s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply