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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag has occurred near Corinto in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 12.0757S, -87.5905WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Corinto in Nicaragua. 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 53.01 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000apke. Unique identifier: us2000apke. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:34:25 / 1:34 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -87.5905 West, latitude 12.0757 North, depth = 53.01 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/09/17 / 2017-09-17 19:34:25 / September 17, 2017 @ 7:34 pm.

Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was León, Posoltega, Chichigalpa (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Posoltega (c. 6 400 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 63 km SW of Corinto, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.5905° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.0757° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 53.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63km 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 2017-09-17 19:34:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-17 20:52:47 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 259 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 0.812 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 154 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 us2000apke Id of event.
Event Code 2000apke An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000apke, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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