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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag has occurred near Masachapa in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.2778S, -86.6997WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/06/17 / 2017-06-17 13:47:38 / June 17, 2017 @ 1:47 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 07:47:38 / 7:47 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20009n9r. Unique identifier: us20009n9r. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.31 km (18 miles). Exact location of event, depth 28.31 km, -86.6997° West, 11.2778° North.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nagarote, Granada, Managua (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 107 km (66 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).

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-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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: 59 km SSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.6997° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.2778° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59km 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 2017-06-17 13:47:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-17 14:13:51 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 449 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 1.521 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20009n9r Id of event.
Event Code 20009n9r An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009n9r, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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