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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 40 km WSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.6977S, -86.8707WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -86.8707 West, latitude 11.6977 North, depth = 53.23 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 53.23 km (33 miles). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:40:27 / 2:40 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 16/12/15 / 2015-12-16 20:40:27 / December 16, 2015 @ 8:40 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20004hma. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004hma.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chichigalpa, El Realejo, Posoltega (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Event epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 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 one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. 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: 40 km WSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.8707° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.6977° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 53.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km WSW 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 2015-12-16 20:40:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-16 22:28:27 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 340 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 0.764 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 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 mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20004hma Id of event.
Event Code 20004hma An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004hma, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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