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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near El Crucero in Nicaragua



Earthquake location 11.986S, -86.2863WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from El Crucero in Nicaragua. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000adj3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000adj3. Exact location, longitude -86.2863° West, latitude 11.986° North, depth = 146.36 km. Global time and date of event 28/08/17 / 2017-08-28 21:40:41 / August 28, 2017 @ 9:40 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 146.36 km (91 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 15:40:41 / 3:40 pm (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 17 km (10 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Juan del Sur, Boaco, Telica.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each 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.

Questions or comments?

How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 2 km E of El Crucero, Nicaragua.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.2863° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.986° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 146.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km E of El Crucero, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-28 21:40:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-07 21:47:17 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 0.234 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 151 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 us2000adj3 Id of event.
Event Code 2000adj3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000adj3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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