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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 68 km SSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.2108S, -86.7349WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:38:22 / 5:38 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 21.83 km (14 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/06/18 / 2018-06-06 23:38:22 / June 6, 2018 @ 11:38 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -86.7349° West, 11.2108° North, depth 21.83 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ek4g. Id of event: us1000ek4g. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Jinotepe (c. 29 500 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from San Marcos (c. 23 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Nandaime (c. 20 800 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from El Crucero (c. 16 500 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Crucero, Belén, San Marcos (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 68 km SSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.7349° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.2108° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.83 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68km SSW 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 2018-06-06 23:38:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-06-07 00:12:42 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 340 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 1.508 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 155 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 us1000ek4g Id of event.
Event Code 1000ek4g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000ek4g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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