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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 15 km SW of El Sauce, Nicaragua

Earthquake location 12.8081S, -86.6544WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from El Sauce in Nicaragua. The temblor was detected at 02:13:07 / 2:13 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -86.6544 West, latitude 12.8081 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/09/15 / 2015-09-14 08:13:07 / September 14, 2015 @ 8:13 am. Id of earthquake: us20003j9k. Event ids that are associated: us20003j9k. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ocotal, Carlos Fonseca Amador, Tipitapa (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Matagalpa (c. 109 100 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Estelí (c. 96 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 15 km SW of El Sauce, Nicaragua. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.6544° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.8081° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km SW of El Sauce, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-09-14 08:13:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-09-14 08:49:58 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 0.262 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 62 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 us20003j9k Id of event.
Event Code 20003j9k An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20003j9k, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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