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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near Somotillo in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 12.9106S, -86.9272WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Somotillo in Nicaragua. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/06/16 / 2016-06-10 06:01:00 / June 10, 2016 @ 6:01 am. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:01:00 / 12:01 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -86.9272 West, latitude 12.9106 North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us100061v4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100061v4.

Earthquake epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Estelí (c. 96 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop). Close country/countries, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ciudad Darío, Nagarote, San Lorenzo.

In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 14 km S of Somotillo, Nicaragua. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.9272° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.9106° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km S 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 06:01:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-08 10:03:58 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 247 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 0.244 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.51 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 85 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 us100061v4 Id of event.
Event Code 100061v4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100061v4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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