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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 66 km WSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua



Earthquake location 11.5597S, -87.0798WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. Event id: us10006k7z. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006k7z. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -87.0798° West, 11.5597° North, depth 27.87 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/09/16 / 2016-09-04 01:31:45 / September 4, 2016 @ 1:31 am. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:31:45 / 7:31 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 27.87 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 97 km (61 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Nagarote (c. 26 300 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from La Paz Centro (c. 23 500 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from El Crucero (c. 16 500 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Carlos Fonseca Amador (c. 5 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Diriamba, La Paz Centro, El Crucero (min 5000 pop).

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

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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: 66 km WSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.0798° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.5597° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km WSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-04 01:31:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-04 01:46:39 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 1.006 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 172 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 us10006k7z Id of event.
Event Code 10006k7z An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006k7z, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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