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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Jiquilillo in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 12.7657S, -87.5731WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua on Sunday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/05/19 / 2019-05-05 17:58:57 / May 5, 2019 @ 5:58 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -87.5731° West, latitude 12.7657° North, depth = 64.04 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us70003h2y. Unique identifier: us70003h2y. The temblor was reported at 11:58:57 / 11:58 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 64.04 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nacaome, San Alejo, La Alianza (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 13 km W of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.5731° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.7657° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 64.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km W of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-05-05 17:58:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-05 20:17:26 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 0.543 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 156 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 us70003h2y Id of event.
Event Code 70003h2y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003h2y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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