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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near Jiquilillo in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 12.5829S, -87.9456WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua. Exact location of earthquake, -87.9456° West, 12.5829° North, depth 62.8 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:28:37 / 10:28 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 62.8 km (39 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/05/19 / 2019-05-16 16:28:37 / May 16, 2019 @ 4:28 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us60003rbt. Event ids that are associated: us60003rbt.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Elena, Puerto El Triunfo, Usulután. Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 56 km WSW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.9456° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.5829° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 62.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km 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 16:28:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-06-07 19:11:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.6 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 372 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 0.909 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 90 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 us60003rbt Id of event.
Event Code 60003rbt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60003rbt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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