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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Carlos Fonseca Amador in Nicaragua



Earthquake location 11.9603S, -86.8122WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Carlos Fonseca Amador in Nicaragua. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 75.66 km (47 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us2000atw1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000atw1. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 03:32:56 / 3:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/09/17 / 2017-09-24 09:32:56 / September 24, 2017 @ 9:32 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -86.8122° West, latitude 11.9603° North, depth = 75.66 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Granada, Tisma, El Viejo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 33 km W of Carlos Fonseca Amador, Nicaragua.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.8122° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.9603° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 75.66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km W of Carlos Fonseca Amador, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-24 09:32:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-24 11:56:38 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 0.547 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 161 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 us2000atw1 Id of event.
Event Code 2000atw1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000atw1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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