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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Telica in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 12.543S, -86.8645WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Telica in Nicaragua. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 163.82 km (102 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:42:55 / 1:42 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us60006rvv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006rvv. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -86.8645 West, latitude 12.543 North, depth = 163.82 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/12/19 / 2019-12-15 19:42:55 / December 15, 2019 @ 7:42 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ticuantepe, Tipitapa, Monjarás (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Estelí (c. 96 400 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 twenty-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.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 2 km NNW of Telica, Nicaragua.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.8645° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.543° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 163.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km NNW of Telica, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-15 19:42:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-15 19:56:01 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 0.073 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.39 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 144 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 us60006rvv Id of event.
Event Code 60006rvv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006rvv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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