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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near El Rosario in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.8073S, -86.3882WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from El Rosario in Nicaragua on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us200050h5. Ids that are associated to the event: us200050h5. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/02/16 / 2016-02-16 02:50:03 / February 16, 2016 @ 2:50 am. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:50:03 / 8:50 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 97.11 km (60 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -86.3882° West, 11.8073° North, depth 97.11 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Telica, León, San Juan del Sur (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 3 km NNW of El Rosario, Nicaragua. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.3882° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.8073° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 97.11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km NNW of El Rosario, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-16 02:50:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-16 03:10:22 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 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 0.421 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 145 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 us200050h5 Id of event.
Event Code 200050h5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200050h5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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