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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Corinto in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.827S, -87.578WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Corinto in Nicaragua. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -87.578 West, latitude 11.827 North, depth = 24.93 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 24.93 km (15 miles). Event id: us6000cbh1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000cbh1. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/10/20 / 2020-10-18 14:00:44 / October 18, 2020 @ 2:00 pm. The temblor was reported at 14:00:44 / 2:00 pm (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from El Realejo (c. 6 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Realejo, Corinto. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).

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

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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: 84 km SSW of Corinto, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.578° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.827° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.93 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 84 km SSW of Corinto, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-18 14:00:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-22 16:58:15 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 312 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 1.021 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 173 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 us6000cbh1 Id of event.
Event Code 6000cbh1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000cbh1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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