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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Posoltega in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 12.4976S, -87.0108WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Posoltega in Nicaragua. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/05/19 / 2019-05-14 16:14:30 / May 14, 2019 @ 4:14 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us70003l2h. Unique identifier: us70003l2h. The temblor was reported at 10:14:30 / 10:14 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -87.0108 West, latitude 12.4976 North, depth = 145.78 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 145.78 km (91 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Estelí (c. 96 400 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Estelí, San Rafael del Sur, El Crucero. Nearby country/countries, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 six and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 6 km SSW of Posoltega, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.0108° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.4976° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 145.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km SSW of Posoltega, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-05-14 16:14:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-14 16:42:15 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 0.198 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 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 us70003l2h Id of event.
Event Code 70003l2h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003l2h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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