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Minor earthquake: M3.7 quake has struck near Managua in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 12.1179S, -86.1919WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Managua in Nicaragua on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 13:00:38 / 1:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/02/16 / 2016-02-09 19:00:38 / February 9, 2016 @ 7:00 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 18.33 km (11 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -86.1919 West, latitude 12.1179 North, depth = 18.33 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20004z4i. Unique identifier: us20004z4i.

Country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Event epicenter was 7 km (4 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rivas, Telica, San Jorge (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km ESE of Managua, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.1919° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.1179° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km ESE of Managua, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-09 19:00:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-09 22:51:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 213 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 0.147 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 143 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20004z4i Id of event.
Event Code 20004z4i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004z4i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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