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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Masachapa in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.0212S, -86.6736WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 29.63 km (18 miles). Event id: us2000i59s. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000i59s. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/11/18 / 2018-11-01 12:52:31 / November 1, 2018 @ 12:52 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -86.6736 West, latitude 11.0212 North, depth = 29.63 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:52:31 / 6:52 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Sur, Santa Teresa, San Juan del Sur (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 95 km (59 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop).

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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 86 km SSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.6736° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.0212° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29.63 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 86km 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 2018-11-01 12:52:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-11-01 14:31:08 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 312 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 1.195 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.55 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 200 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 us2000i59s Id of event.
Event Code 2000i59s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000i59s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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