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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near León in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 12.4434S, -86.7868WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from León in Nicaragua on Sunday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:01:29 / 6:01 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d0t2. Id of event: us7000d0t2. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 152.94 km (95 miles). Exact location of event, depth 152.94 km, -86.7868° West, 12.4434° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/01/21 / 2021-01-17 06:01:29 / January 17, 2021 @ 6:01 am.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tisma, Nandasmo, Jinotepe (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Estelí (c. 96 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).

Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 9 km E of León, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.7868° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.4434° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 152.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9 km E of León, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-17 06:01:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-17 06:35:37 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 298 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 0.339 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 144 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 us7000d0t2 Id of event.
Event Code 7000d0t2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d0t2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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