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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Masachapa in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.3216S, -86.6751WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/03/19 / 2019-03-03 01:19:20 / March 3, 2019 @ 1:19 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -86.6751 West, latitude 11.3216 North, depth = 35 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:19:20 / 7:19 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000ja11. Event ids that are associated: us1000ja11.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ticuantepe, Diriomo, Potosí (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Jinotepe (c. 29 500 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from San Marcos (c. 23 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Masatepe (c. 21 500 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Nandaime (c. 20 800 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 54 km SSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.6751° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.3216° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km 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 2019-03-03 01:19:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-03 01:41:40 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 284 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 0.922 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 200 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 us1000ja11 Id of event.
Event Code 1000ja11 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000ja11, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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