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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Masachapa in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.2625S, -86.8164WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua on Sunday. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008m6n. Unique identifier: us10008m6n. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/04/17 / 2017-04-30 09:50:17 / April 30, 2017 @ 9:50 am. The temblor was reported at 03:50:17 / 3:50 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -86.8164 West, latitude 11.2625 North, depth = 35.66 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35.66 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jinotepe, Dolores, Diriamba (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Jinotepe (c. 29 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Dolores (c. 7 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Carlos Fonseca Amador (c. 5 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 66 km SSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.8164° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.2625° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km SSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-30 09:50:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-30 10:51:49 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 312 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 1.079 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.45 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 145 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 us10008m6n Id of event.
Event Code 10008m6n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008m6n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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