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Moderate earthquake 5.7 mag, 39 km WSW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua

Earthquake location 12.6439S, -87.7994WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/05/19 / 2019-05-16 16:22:17 / May 16, 2019 @ 4:22 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 70.99 km (44 miles). The 5.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:22:17 / 10:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -87.7994 West, latitude 12.6439 North, depth = 70.99 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003m2q. Id of event: us70003m2q.

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). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Jucuapa, Nueva Guadalupe, Jiquilisco (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 102 km (63 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop).

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

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.7994° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.6439° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 70.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km WSW 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 2019-05-16 16:22:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-16 16:44:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.181 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 502 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 1.495 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.45 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 42 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 us70003m2q Id of event.
Event Code 70003m2q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003m2q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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