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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Jiquilillo in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 12.3555S, -87.994WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000gfpt. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000gfpt. The epicenter was at a depth of 35.23 km (22 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:03:48 / 6:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 35.23 km, -87.994° West, 12.3555° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/07/18 / 2018-07-28 00:03:48 / July 28, 2018 @ 12:03 am.

Country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). The epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from El Realejo (c. 6 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Realejo, Corinto (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 73 km SW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.994° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.3555° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73km 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 2018-07-28 00:03:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-07 03:55:12 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 271 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 0.982 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 182 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 us2000gfpt Id of event.
Event Code 2000gfpt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000gfpt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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