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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Masachapa in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.5364S, -86.8887WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/02/19 / 2019-02-24 01:25:37 / February 24, 2019 @ 1:25 am. Unique identifier: us2000jm97. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000jm97. Exact location of event, longitude -86.8887 West, latitude 11.5364 North, depth = 35 km. The temblor was reported at 19:25:37 / 7:25 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Jinotepe (c. 29 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Nagarote (c. 26 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from La Paz Centro (c. 23 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nandaime, Nandasmo, La Paz Centro (min 5000 pop).

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-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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: 49 km SW of Masachapa, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.8887° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.5364° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km SW 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 2019-02-24 01:25:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-02-24 01:41:51 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 298 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 0.833 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 169 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 us2000jm97 Id of event.
Event Code 2000jm97 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000jm97, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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