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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near Nandaime in Nicaragua



Earthquake location 11.7383S, -85.9569WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Nandaime in Nicaragua on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/09/16 / 2016-09-27 20:39:00 / September 27, 2016 @ 8:39 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -85.9569° West, 11.7383° North, depth 180.71 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 14:39:00 / 2:39 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10006tcy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006tcy. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 180.71 km (112 miles).

Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Paz Centro, Santo Tomás, Acoyapa (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Juigalpa (c. 54 700 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 10 km E of Nandaime, Nicaragua. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -85.9569° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.7383° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 180.71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km E of Nandaime, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-27 20:39:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-27 21:47:48 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 369 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 0.761 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97 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 us10006tcy Id of event.
Event Code 10006tcy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006tcy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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