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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 10.8425S, -85.9935WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/11/18 / 2018-11-26 16:07:32 / November 26, 2018 @ 4:07 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 39.92 km (25 miles). Id of earthquake: us1000hyd4. Event ids that are associated: us1000hyd4. Exact location, longitude -85.9935° West, latitude 10.8425° North, depth = 39.92 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:07:32 / 10:07 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (40 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Jorge (c. 7 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Belén (c. 5 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz, Belén, Potosí (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 47 km SSW of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -85.9935° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.8425° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39.92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47km SSW of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-11-26 16:07:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-03 17:05:59 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 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 272 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 1.161 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 199 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 us1000hyd4 Id of event.
Event Code 1000hyd4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hyd4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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