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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Puerto Morazan in Nicaragua



Earthquake location 12.8188S, -87.0146WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Puerto Morazan in Nicaragua on Saturday. Exact location of event, depth 10.92 km, -87.0146° West, 12.8188° North. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007eky. Unique identifier: us10007eky. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 03/12/16 / 2016-12-03 11:17:59 / December 3, 2016 @ 11:17 am UTC/GMT. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:17:59 / 5:17 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10.92 km (7 miles).

Close country/countries, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ciudad Darío, Nacaome, Condega (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 45 km (28 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Estelí (c. 96 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Nagarote (c. 26 300 pop).

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

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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: 17 km ESE of Puerto Morazan, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.0146° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.8188° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km ESE of Puerto Morazan, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-03 11:17:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-03 11:32:46 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 340 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 0.126 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 95 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 us10007eky Id of event.
Event Code 10007eky An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007eky, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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