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Moderate earthquake, 5.7 mag was detected near Masachapa in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.175S, -86.6366WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 36.49 km (23 miles). Global time and date of event 31/12/15 / 2015-12-31 10:57:00 / December 31, 2015 @ 10:57 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 36.49 km, -86.6366° West, 11.175° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:57:00 / 4:57 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10004akg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004akg.

Epicenter of the event was 115 km (71 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 112 km (70 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Jinotepe (c. 29 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Managua, Ciudad Sandino, Granada (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 68 km S of Masachapa, Nicaragua. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.6366° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.175° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68km S 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 2015-12-31 10:57:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-31 11:15:39 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 502 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 1.091 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 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 us10004akg Id of event.
Event Code 10004akg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004akg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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