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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Masachapa in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.3734S, -86.8881WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:26:22 / 7:26 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -86.8881 West, latitude 11.3734 North, depth = 40.86 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40.86 km (25 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: 07/04/18 / 2018-04-07 13:26:22 / April 7, 2018 @ 1:26 pm. Unique identifier: us2000dw1j. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000dw1j.

Event epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Jinotepe (c. 29 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from San Marcos (c. 23 300 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Masatepe (c. 21 500 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Nandaime (c. 20 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from El Crucero (c. 16 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Masatepe, Nandaime, La Concepción. Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-six 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 61 km SW of Masachapa, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.8881° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.3734° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61km 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 2018-04-07 13:26:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-07 15:11:12 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 354 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 1.134 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 179 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 us2000dw1j Id of event.
Event Code 2000dw1j An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dw1j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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