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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Cardenas in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.3227S, -85.5541WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Cardenas in Nicaragua on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 190.84 km (119 miles). Id of earthquake: us700034i3. Event ids that are associated: us700034i3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:55:54 / 7:55 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/04/19 / 2019-04-03 13:55:54 / April 3, 2019 @ 1:55 pm. Exact location, longitude -85.5541° West, latitude 11.3227° North, depth = 190.84 km.

Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Juigalpa (c. 54 700 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from San José (c. 31 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nindirí, La Concepción, Santo Tomás. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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 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: 14 km NNW of Cardenas, Nicaragua.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -85.5541° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.3227° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 190.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km NNW of Cardenas, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-04-03 13:55:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-02 05:12:25 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 326 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 0.741 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 151 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 us700034i3 Id of event.
Event Code 700034i3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us700034i3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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