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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag was detected near Corinto in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.4019S, -87.9181WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 144 km SW of Corinto, Nicaragua (89 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 26.48 km (16 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000ga21. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000ga21. Exact location of earthquake, -87.9181° West, 11.4019° North, depth 26.48 km. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:43:58 / 4:43 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 15/08/18 / 2018-08-15 22:43:58 / August 15, 2018 @ 10:43 pm UTC/GMT.

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 thirty-two 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.

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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. 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: 144 km SW of Corinto, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.9181° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.4019° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26.48 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 144km SW 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 2018-08-15 22:43:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-15 23:01:12 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 416 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 1.541 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 111 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 us1000ga21 Id of event.
Event Code 1000ga21 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000ga21, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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