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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 10.9301S, -85.9929WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29.07 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -85.9929 West, latitude 10.9301 North, depth = 29.07 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20009m5z. Unique identifier: us20009m5z. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/06/17 / 2017-06-07 13:57:51 / June 7, 2017 @ 1:57 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 07:57:51 / 7:57 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nandaime, Santa Cruz, Liberia. Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Nandaime (c. 20 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from San Jorge (c. 7 200 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 38 km SSW of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -85.9929° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.9301° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29.07 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km SSW of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-07 13:57:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-24 12:31:06 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 284 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 0.77 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.58 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 157 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 us20009m5z Id of event.
Event Code 20009m5z An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009m5z, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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