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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near La Paz Centro in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 12.4231S, -86.5476WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from La Paz Centro in Nicaragua on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.68 km (4 miles). The temblor was reported at 10:48:55 / 10:48 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/09/16 / 2016-09-28 16:48:55 / September 28, 2016 @ 4:48 pm. Exact location of event, depth 6.68 km, -86.5476° West, 12.4231° North. Event id: us10006tk4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006tk4.

Country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Condega, San Rafael del Norte, Boaco (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 46 km (28 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Matagalpa (c. 109 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Estelí (c. 96 400 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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: 16 km ENE of La Paz Centro, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.5476° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.4231° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km ENE of La Paz Centro, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-28 16:48:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-28 17:11:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.8 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 402 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 0.166 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 128 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 us10006tk4 Id of event.
Event Code 10006tk4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006tk4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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