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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Masachapa in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.3537S, -86.8069WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/10/19 / 2019-10-17 06:52:41 / October 17, 2019 @ 6:52 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 42.91 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 42.91 km, -86.8069° West, 11.3537° North. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:52:41 / 12:52 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70005uw7. Unique identifier: us70005uw7.

Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Jinotepe (c. 29 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from San Marcos (c. 23 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Nandaime (c. 20 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from El Crucero (c. 16 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nandaime, La Concepción, San Marcos (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 57 km SSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.8069° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.3537° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57km 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 2019-10-17 06:52:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-17 07:17:54 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 298 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 0.92 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 149 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 us70005uw7 Id of event.
Event Code 70005uw7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005uw7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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