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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag was detected near Nagarote in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 12.1073S, -86.7518WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Nagarote in Nicaragua. Unique identifier: us1000jkxw. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000jkxw. The temblor was reported at 03:30:02 / 3:30 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 95.71 km (59 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/03/19 / 2019-03-24 09:30:02 / March 24, 2019 @ 9:30 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -86.7518° West, latitude 12.1073° North, depth = 95.71 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Event epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Somotillo, Ciudad Darío, Puerto Morazán (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 26 km SW of Nagarote, Nicaragua. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.7518° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.1073° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 95.71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km SW of Nagarote, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-03-24 09:30:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-24 09:47:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.5 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 434 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 0.393 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 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 us1000jkxw Id of event.
Event Code 1000jkxw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000jkxw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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