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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Masachapa in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.1211S, -86.6781WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:02:25 / 8:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -86.6781 West, latitude 11.1211 North, depth = 20.15 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us70006d8q. Unique identifier: us70006d8q. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.15 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/11/19 / 2019-11-18 14:02:25 / November 18, 2019 @ 2:02 pm UTC/GMT.

Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Juan del Sur, Santa Teresa, San Rafael del Sur. Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 75 km SSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.6781° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.1211° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 75km 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 2019-11-18 14:02:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-11-26 19:52:27 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 1.065 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122 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 us70006d8q Id of event.
Event Code 70006d8q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006d8q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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