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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag strikes near Moyogalpa in Nicaragua



Earthquake location 11.5135S, -85.6927WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Moyogalpa in Nicaragua on Wednesday. Exact location of event, depth 194.62 km, -85.6927° West, 11.5135° North. Unique identifier: us20005xzn. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005xzn. The temblor was detected at 19:02:36 / 7:02 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 194.62 km (121 miles). Global time and date of event 26/05/16 / 2016-05-26 01:02:36 / May 26, 2016 @ 1:02 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Juigalpa (c. 54 700 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Boaco, Santo Domingo, Carlos Fonseca Amador. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 2 km S of Moyogalpa, Nicaragua.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -85.6927° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.5135° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 194.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km S of Moyogalpa, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-26 01:02:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-26 01:13:36 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 416 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 0.679 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 96 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 us20005xzn Id of event.
Event Code 20005xzn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005xzn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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