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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Corinto in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.7723S, -87.3685WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Corinto in Nicaragua. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/04/17 / 2017-04-21 15:11:00 / April 21, 2017 @ 3:11 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008n5m. Id of event: us10008n5m. Exact location of event, depth 46.63 km, -87.3685° West, 11.7723° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 46.63 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:11:00 / 9:11 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was León, El Realejo, Corinto (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from El Realejo (c. 6 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 81 km SSW of Corinto, Nicaragua. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.3685° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.7723° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46.63 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 81km SSW of Corinto, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-21 15:11:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-15 14:31:45 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 271 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 0.969 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 187 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 us10008n5m Id of event.
Event Code 10008n5m An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008n5m, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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