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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Masachapa in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.2803S, -86.9982WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 48.65 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/01/18 / 2018-01-21 19:06:04 / January 21, 2018 @ 7:06 pm. The temblor was reported at 13:06:04 / 1:06 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 48.65 km, -86.9982° West, 11.2803° North. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000cm69. Unique identifier: us2000cm69.

Epicenter of the event was 88 km (55 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Carlos Fonseca Amador (c. 5 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Teresa, Carlos Fonseca Amador, San Rafael del Sur. 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 four and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 76 km SW of Masachapa, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.9982° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.2803° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.65 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 76km SW 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 2018-01-21 19:06:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-21 19:24:44 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 385 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 1.247 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 172 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 us2000cm69 Id of event.
Event Code 2000cm69 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cm69, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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