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Minor earthquake: M2.8 quake has struck near Managua in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 12.1834S, -86.1827WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Managua in Nicaragua on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.48 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -86.1827° West, latitude 12.1834° North, depth = 20.48 km. The temblor was reported at 15:21:06 / 3:21 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005zgk. Id of event: us20005zgk. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/05/16 / 2016-05-31 21:21:06 / May 31, 2016 @ 9:21 pm.

The epicenter was 9 km (6 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Camoapa, Larreynaga, Boaco (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 9 km NE of Managua, Nicaragua.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.1827° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.1834° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.48 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km NE 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 2016-05-31 21:21:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-31 22:25:13 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 121 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 0.12 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 130 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 us20005zgk Id of event.
Event Code 20005zgk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005zgk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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