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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Jiquilillo in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 12.5262S, -87.606WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua. The temblor was reported at 21:10:53 / 9:10 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -87.606 West, latitude 12.5262 North, depth = 70.61 km. Event id: us2000j408. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j408. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/01/19 / 2019-01-15 03:10:53 / January 15, 2019 @ 3:10 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 70.61 km (44 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chirilagua, Somotillo, La Unión (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 80 km (49 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Somotillo (c. 15 400 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-three 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: 29 km SW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.606° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.5262° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 70.61 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km SW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-01-15 03:10:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-15 03:30:48 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 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 0.568 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 166 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 us2000j408 Id of event.
Event Code 2000j408 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j408, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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