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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Somotillo in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 12.8132S, -86.9054WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Somotillo in Nicaragua on Thursday. Event id: us200063dm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200063dm. Global time and date of event 10/06/16 / 2016-06-10 04:33:02 / June 10, 2016 @ 4:33 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 22:33:02 / 10:33 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -86.9054 West, latitude 12.8132 North, depth = 10 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Norte, Ciudad Sandino, San Lorenzo (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). The epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Estelí (c. 96 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 25 km S of Somotillo, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.9054° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.8132° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km S of Somotillo, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-06-10 04:33:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-06-10 04:52:09 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 3.4 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 355 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 0.182 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 63 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 us200063dm Id of event.
Event Code 200063dm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200063dm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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