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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Corinto in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.9525S, -87.9291WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Corinto in Nicaragua on Saturday. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:21:44 / 9:21 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/09/17 / 2017-09-03 03:21:44 / September 3, 2017 @ 3:21 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000aerc. Unique identifier: us2000aerc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.87 km (12 miles). Exact location, longitude -87.9291° West, latitude 11.9525° North, depth = 18.87 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Realejo, Corinto (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 101 km (63 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from El Realejo (c. 6 200 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 100 km SW of Corinto, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.9291° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.9525° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 100km SW 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 2017-09-03 03:21:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-03 03:39:07 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 400 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 1.133 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.16 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 us2000aerc Id of event.
Event Code 2000aerc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000aerc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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