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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag was detected near Masachapa in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.1477S, -86.8964WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua on Wednesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bgbi. Id of event: us7000bgbi. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:04:22 / 5:04 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/09/20 / 2020-09-02 05:04:22 / September 2, 2020 @ 5:04 am. Exact location of event, longitude -86.8964 West, latitude 11.1477 North, depth = 19.39 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 19.39 km (12 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Teresa, San Rafael del Sur (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). The epicenter was 93 km (57 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 82 km SSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.8964° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.1477° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 82 km 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 2020-09-02 05:04:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-02 05:24:36 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 354 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 1.18 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 134 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 us7000bgbi Id of event.
Event Code 7000bgbi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bgbi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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