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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Carlos Fonseca Amador in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.9008S, -86.5908WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Carlos Fonseca Amador in Nicaragua. Exact location of event, longitude -86.5908 West, latitude 11.9008 North, depth = 79.99 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:59:08 / 10:59 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 79.99 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10008d3j. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008d3j. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/03/17 / 2017-03-29 16:59:08 / March 29, 2017 @ 4:59 pm.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chinandega, San Jorge, Rivas (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-five 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. 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: 12 km SW of Carlos Fonseca Amador, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.5908° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.9008° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 79.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km SW of Carlos Fonseca Amador, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-29 16:59:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-29 17:23:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 10 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 389 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 0.604 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 130 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 us10008d3j Id of event.
Event Code 10008d3j An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008d3j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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