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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag strikes near Masachapa in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.2853S, -86.6207WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.23 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/01/19 / 2019-01-15 03:41:04 / January 15, 2019 @ 3:41 am. Exact location of event, longitude -86.6207 West, latitude 11.2853 North, depth = 36.23 km. 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 21:41:04 / 9:41 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000j40f. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000j40f.

Nearby country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nagarote, Managua, Granada. Epicenter of the earthquake was 102 km (64 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 56 km SSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.6207° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.2853° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km 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 2019-01-15 03:41:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-15 04:03:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 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 433 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 0.893 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 54 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000j40f Id of event.
Event Code 2000j40f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j40f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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