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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 3 km NNE of Jinotepe, Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.8771S, -86.1851WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Jinotepe in Nicaragua on Monday. Exact location, longitude -86.1851° West, latitude 11.8771° North, depth = 162.14 km. Event id: us1000d3am. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d3am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 162.14 km (101 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 00:44:11 / 12:44 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/03/18 / 2018-03-12 06:44:11 / March 12, 2018 @ 6:44 am.

Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 29 km (18 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Juigalpa (c. 54 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was León, Ciudad Darío, Juigalpa.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 3 km NNE of Jinotepe, Nicaragua. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.1851° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.8771° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 162.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km NNE of Jinotepe, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-12 06:44:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-12 07:30:06 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 326 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 0.762 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 138 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 us1000d3am Id of event.
Event Code 1000d3am An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d3am, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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