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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Corinto in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 12.0404S, -87.3513WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Corinto in Nicaragua. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 63.46 km (39 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/10/18 / 2018-10-31 17:46:59 / October 31, 2018 @ 5:46 pm. Event id: us2000i4sw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000i4sw. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -87.3513 West, latitude 12.0404 North, depth = 63.46 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:46:59 / 11:46 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Nagarote (c. 26 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from La Paz Centro (c. 23 500 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Carlos Fonseca Amador, Puerto Morazán, Nagarote. Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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-six 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 52 km SSW of Corinto, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.3513° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.0404° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 63.46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km SSW 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 2018-10-31 17:46:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-11-01 16:20:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 0.715 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 140 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 us2000i4sw Id of event.
Event Code 2000i4sw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000i4sw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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