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Light earthquake, 4 mag has occurred near La Paz Centro in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 12.0993S, -86.8513WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 32 kilometers (20 miles) from La Paz Centro in Nicaragua on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 75.63 km (47 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/06/17 / 2017-06-18 02:45:13 / June 18, 2017 @ 2:45 am. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:45:13 / 8:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 75.63 km, -86.8513° West, 12.0993° North. Event id: us20009ndk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009ndk.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (41 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Niquinohomo, Masaya, Tipitapa (min 5000 pop).

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

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 32 km SW of La Paz Centro, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.8513° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.0993° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 75.63 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km SW of La Paz Centro, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-18 02:45:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-23 04:33:09 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 246 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 0.425 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.54 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 155 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 us20009ndk Id of event.
Event Code 20009ndk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009ndk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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