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Moderate earthquake: M5.3 quake has struck near La Paz Centro in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 12.1713S, -86.8169WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 24 kilometers (15 miles) from La Paz Centro in Nicaragua on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/09/18 / 2018-09-12 06:29:53 / September 12, 2018 @ 6:29 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:29:53 / 12:29 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000hdas. Unique identifier: us2000hdas. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 110.6 km (69 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -86.8169° West, 12.1713° North, depth 110.6 km.

Event epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Triunfo, Ciudad Darío, Somotillo.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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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: 24 km SW of La Paz Centro, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.8169° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.1713° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 110.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km SW of La Paz Centro, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-09-12 06:29:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-12 06:54:15 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 12 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.6 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 438 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 0.569 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 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 us2000hdas Id of event.
Event Code 2000hdas An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hdas, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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