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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag strikes near Ciudad Sandino in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 12.2558S, -86.4328WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Ciudad Sandino in Nicaragua on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 202.86 km (126 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006vve. Id of event: us70006vve. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -86.4328° West, 12.2558° North, depth 202.86 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 19:08:58 / January 7, 2020 @ 7:08 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 13:08:58 / 1:08 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Potosí, Jinotega, Puerto Morazán (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 24 km (15 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Matagalpa (c. 109 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Estelí (c. 96 400 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. 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: 14 km NW of Ciudad Sandino, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.4328° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.2558° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 202.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km NW of Ciudad Sandino, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-07 19:08:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-07 19:29:04 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 416 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 0.208 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 41 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70006vve Id of event.
Event Code 70006vve An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006vve, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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