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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Corinto in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 12.1401S, -87.6997WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Corinto in Nicaragua on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 49.12 km, -87.6997° West, 12.1401° North. Global time and date of event 01/06/18 / 2018-06-01 12:44:48 / June 1, 2018 @ 12:44 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us1000egj3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000egj3. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:44:48 / 6:44 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 49.12 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Posoltega, Chichigalpa, Chinandega (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 82 km (51 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Posoltega (c. 6 400 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from El Realejo (c. 6 200 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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: 68 km WSW of Corinto, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.6997° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.1401° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68km WSW of Corinto, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-06-01 12:44:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-06-01 13:37:48 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 0.841 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 164 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 us1000egj3 Id of event.
Event Code 1000egj3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000egj3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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