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Light earthquake 4.9 mag, 60 km W of Masachapa, Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.6957S, -87.0591WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. Exact location of event, longitude -87.0591 West, latitude 11.6957 North, depth = 38.69 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 38.69 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 13:46:29 / 1:46 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/11/17 / 2017-11-14 19:46:29 / November 14, 2017 @ 7:46 pm. Unique identifier: us2000bngv. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bngv.

Nearby country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 101 km (62 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Jinotepe (c. 29 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Masatepe, Managua, Ticuantepe.

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 60 km W of Masachapa, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.0591° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.6957° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 38.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60km W of Masachapa, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-14 19:46:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-14 20:07:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 370 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 0.873 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 137 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000bngv Id of event.
Event Code 2000bngv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bngv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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