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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near Jiquilillo in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 12.209S, -87.8596WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua on Wednesday. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:59:12 / 10:59 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -87.8596 West, latitude 12.209 North, depth = 35.73 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 35.73 km (22 miles). Global time and date of event 03/11/16 / 2016-11-03 04:59:12 / November 3, 2016 @ 4:59 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us100073w7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100073w7.

The epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Posoltega (c. 6 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from El Realejo (c. 6 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Posoltega, Chichigalpa, Chinandega (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 74 km SW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua. This information 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 -87.8596° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.209° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 74km SW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-03 04:59:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-03 05:19:08 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 0.927 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 131 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 us100073w7 Id of event.
Event Code 100073w7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100073w7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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