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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag strikes near Jiquilillo in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 12.5217S, -87.7538WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -87.7538° West, 12.5217° North, depth 46.97 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/04/18 / 2018-04-24 02:29:53 / April 24, 2018 @ 2:29 am. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:29:53 / 8:29 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 46.97 km (29 miles). Unique identifier: us1000dr32. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000dr32.

Nearby country/countries, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 96 km (59 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from San Lorenzo (c. 22 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Tránsito, La Alianza, Somotillo (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 41 km SW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.7538° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.5217° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46.97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km SW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-04-24 02:29:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-24 02:50:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 10 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 487 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 0.708 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 129 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000dr32 Id of event.
Event Code 1000dr32 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000dr32, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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