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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Nagarote in Nicaragua



Earthquake location 12.4374S, -86.5095WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Nagarote in Nicaragua on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 01:45:44 / 1:45 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -86.5095 West, latitude 12.4374 North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006prj. Id of event: us10006prj. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/09/16 / 2016-09-15 07:45:44 / September 15, 2016 @ 7:45 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Matagalpa (c. 109 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Boaco, El Triunfo, Jinotega (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-three 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.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 19 km NNE of Nagarote, Nicaragua.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.5095° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.4374° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km NNE of Nagarote, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-15 07:45:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-15 08:02:54 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 284 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 0.194 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 132 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 us10006prj Id of event.
Event Code 10006prj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006prj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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