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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Masachapa in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.4336S, -86.5938WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000kbpj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000kbpj. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:43:28 / 12:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/04/19 / 2019-04-07 06:43:28 / April 7, 2019 @ 6:43 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 43.6 km (27 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -86.5938° West, 11.4336° North, depth 43.6 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Paz Centro, Tipitapa, Tisma (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop). Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 40 km SSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.5938° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.4336° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km 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 2019-04-07 06:43:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-07 07:09:13 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 354 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 0.747 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 102 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 us2000kbpj Id of event.
Event Code 2000kbpj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000kbpj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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