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Moderate earthquake 5.3 mag, 57 km SW of Masachapa, Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.4193S, -86.8903WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. Event id: us6000afu9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000afu9. Exact location, longitude -86.8903° West, latitude 11.4193° North, depth = 35.47 km. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:58:29 / 8:58 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/06/20 / 2020-06-21 08:58:29 / June 21, 2020 @ 8:58 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 35.47 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 106 km (66 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Jinotepe (c. 29 500 pop), 101 km (62 miles) from Nagarote (c. 26 300 pop). Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Masaya, Nindirí, Managua.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 57 km SW of Masachapa, Nicaragua. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.8903° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.4193° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.47 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57 km SW 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 2020-06-21 08:58:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-21 09:17:12 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 432 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 0.959 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 138 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 us6000afu9 Id of event.
Event Code 6000afu9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000afu9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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