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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Masachapa in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.4342S, -86.9633WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. Unique identifier: us2000dzng. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000dzng. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -86.9633 West, latitude 11.4342 North, depth = 43.44 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43.44 km (27 miles). The temblor was reported at 05:49:14 / 5:49 am (local time epicenter). 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 11:49:14 / April 7, 2018 @ 11:49 am.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Crucero, Dolores, Diriamba (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from El Crucero (c. 16 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Dolores (c. 7 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Carlos Fonseca Amador (c. 5 200 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-two 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. 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 SW of Masachapa, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.9633° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.4342° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43.44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62km 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 11:49:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-14 11:54:02 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 1.09 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 188 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 us2000dzng Id of event.
Event Code 2000dzng An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dzng, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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