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Minor earthquake: M3.8 quake has struck near Somotillo in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 12.95S, -86.9287WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Somotillo in Nicaragua. Exact location of event, depth 3.85 km, -86.9287° West, 12.95° North. The 3.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:31:29 / 2:31 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 3.85 km (2 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006h2k. Id of event: us20006h2k. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/07/16 / 2016-07-19 08:31:29 / July 19, 2016 @ 8:31 am.

Close country/countries, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 57 km (36 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Estelí (c. 96 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nagarote, San Lorenzo, Condega.

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 10 km SSW of Somotillo, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.9287° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.95° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 3.85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km SSW 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 2016-07-19 08:31:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-08-01 09:55:12 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 222 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 0.278 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 108 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 us20006h2k Id of event.
Event Code 20006h2k An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20006h2k, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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