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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 29 km WSW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua

Earthquake location 12.6936S, -87.7205WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua. Unique identifier: us60003rbu. Ids that are associated to the event: us60003rbu. Exact location of earthquake, -87.7205° West, 12.6936° North, depth 88.81 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/05/19 / 2019-05-16 16:51:09 / May 16, 2019 @ 4:51 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 88.81 km (55 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 10:51:09 / 10:51 am (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from San Lorenzo (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Triunfo, La Alianza, Ciudad Choluteca (min 5000 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 29 km WSW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.7205° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.6936° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 88.81 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km 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 16:51:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-06-07 20:35:18 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 0.682 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 162 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 us60003rbu Id of event.
Event Code 60003rbu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60003rbu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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