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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Masachapa in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.3412S, -86.6642WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. The temblor was detected at 20:46:51 / 8:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 39.8 km, -86.6642° West, 11.3412° North. Id of earthquake: us70005sv9. Event ids that are associated: us70005sv9. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39.8 km (25 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 10/10/19 / 2019-10-10 02:46:51 / October 10, 2019 @ 2:46 am UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ciudad Sandino, San Jorge, Nindirí. Country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). The epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Jinotepe (c. 29 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from San Marcos (c. 23 300 pop).

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

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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: 51 km SSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.6642° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.3412° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km SSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-10-10 02:46:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-10 02:57:40 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 0.86 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 182 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 us70005sv9 Id of event.
Event Code 70005sv9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005sv9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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