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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Somotillo in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 12.9092S, -86.8762WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Somotillo in Nicaragua. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5.81 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/06/16 / 2016-06-10 13:15:25 / June 10, 2016 @ 1:15 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 07:15:25 / 7:15 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006493. Id of event: us20006493. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 5.81 km, -86.8762° West, 12.9092° North.

Country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ocotal, San Rafael del Norte, San Lorenzo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 52 km (33 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Estelí (c. 96 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Ocotal (c. 33 900 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 15 km SSE of Somotillo, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.8762° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.9092° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.81 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km SSE of Somotillo, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-06-10 13:15:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-06-25 06:21:30 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 0.271 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 107 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20006493 Id of event.
Event Code 20006493 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20006493, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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