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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.0003S, -86.5493WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/05/16 / 2016-05-18 13:16:19 / May 18, 2016 @ 1:16 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 26.27 km (16 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10005i6t. Event ids that are associated: us10005i6t. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:16:19 / 7:16 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -86.5493° West, 11.0003° North, depth 26.27 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Jorge, San Rafael del Sur, Potosí. Event epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from San Jorge (c. 7 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Belén (c. 5 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Potosí (c. 5 200 pop). Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 79 km WSW of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.5493° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.0003° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26.27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 79km WSW of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-18 13:16:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-18 13:38:39 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 326 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 0.979 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 91 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 us10005i6t Id of event.
Event Code 10005i6t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005i6t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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