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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Jiquilillo in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 12.6133S, -87.8784WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000a5w7. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000a5w7. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -87.8784 West, latitude 12.6133 North, depth = 74.29 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:36:45 / 12:36 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 74.29 km (46 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/06/20 / 2020-06-04 12:36:45 / June 4, 2020 @ 12:36 pm UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Posoltega, El Tránsito, Chichigalpa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (50 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from El Tránsito (c. 9 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Puerto Morazán (c. 7 700 pop). Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 48 km WSW of Jiquilillo, 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 -87.8784° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.6133° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 74.29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48 km WSW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-06-04 12:36:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-04 12:48:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 0.841 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 137 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 us6000a5w7 Id of event.
Event Code 6000a5w7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000a5w7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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