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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Masachapa in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.7521S, -87.0412WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 57.23 km (36 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/03/18 / 2018-03-09 17:23:32 / March 9, 2018 @ 5:23 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us1000d2dx. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d2dx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -87.0412 West, latitude 11.7521 North, depth = 57.23 km. The temblor was detected at 11:23:32 / 11:23 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 96 km (60 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Jinotepe (c. 29 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Managua, Ticuantepe, La Concepción. Country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 57 km W of Masachapa, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.0412° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.7521° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 57.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57km 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 2018-03-09 17:23:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-09 18:29:16 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 312 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 0.815 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 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 mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000d2dx Id of event.
Event Code 1000d2dx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d2dx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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