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Minor earthquake: M3.8 quake has struck near Tipitapa in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 12.2062S, -86.1573WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Tipitapa in Nicaragua on Tuesday. Exact location, longitude -86.1573° West, latitude 12.2062° North, depth = 26.67 km. The 3.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:00:46 / 4:00 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 26.67 km (17 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/05/16 / 2016-05-31 22:00:46 / May 31, 2016 @ 10:00 pm. Unique identifier: us20005zh0. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005zh0.

Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Sauce, Potosí, Matagalpa (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 13 km (8 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Matagalpa (c. 109 100 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 6 km W of Tipitapa, Nicaragua.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.1573° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.2062° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km W of Tipitapa, 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 22:00:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-31 22:44:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.7 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 224 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 0.139 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 114 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 us20005zh0 Id of event.
Event Code 20005zh0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005zh0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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