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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 10.9495S, -86.358WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 62 kilometers (39 miles) from San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/02/18 / 2018-02-19 21:34:29 / February 19, 2018 @ 9:34 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:34:29 / 3:34 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000d4yf. Event ids that are associated: us2000d4yf. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 49.08 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 location of earthquake, longitude -86.358 West, latitude 10.9495 North, depth = 49.08 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from San Jorge (c. 7 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Belén (c. 5 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Potosí (c. 5 200 pop). Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Teresa, San Jorge, Potosí.

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 two and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. 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: 62 km WSW of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.358° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.9495° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49.08 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62km WSW of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-02-19 21:34:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-19 22:00:12 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 298 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 0.785 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 167 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 us2000d4yf Id of event.
Event Code 2000d4yf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000d4yf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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