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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 10.981S, -86.4258WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 67 kilometers (42 miles) from San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.25 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us70004qwh. Event ids that are associated: us70004qwh. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/07/19 / 2019-07-22 22:31:12 / July 22, 2019 @ 10:31 pm. Exact location, longitude -86.4258° West, latitude 10.981° North, depth = 41.25 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:31:12 / 4:31 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Nandaime (c. 20 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from San Jorge (c. 7 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Belén (c. 5 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Sur, Nandaime, Santa Teresa.

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 67 km WSW of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.4258° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.981° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 67km WSW of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-07-22 22:31:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-22 22:48:38 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 1.533 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 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 us70004qwh Id of event.
Event Code 70004qwh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70004qwh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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