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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Santa Teresa in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.5129S, -86.3214WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Santa Teresa in Nicaragua on Thursday. Unique identifier: us1000e2ft. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000e2ft. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/05/18 / 2018-05-10 12:21:06 / May 10, 2018 @ 12:21 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -86.3214 West, latitude 11.5129 North, depth = 64.17 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:21:06 / 6:21 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 64.17 km (40 miles).

Country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 39 km (25 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nagarote, Tipitapa, Ciudad Sandino (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 28 km SSW of Santa Teresa, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.3214° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.5129° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 64.17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km SSW of Santa Teresa, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-05-10 12:21:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-10 22:09:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 272 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 1.048 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 133 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 us1000e2ft Id of event.
Event Code 1000e2ft An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000e2ft, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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