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Strong earthquake: M6.1 quake has struck near Puerto Morazan in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 12.841S, -87.0131WA earthquake magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Puerto Morazan in Nicaragua. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 21:25:22 / 9:25 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -87.0131° West, 12.841° North. Id of earthquake: us200063cy. Event ids that are associated: us200063cy. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/06/16 / 2016-06-10 03:25:22 / June 10, 2016 @ 3:25 am.

Close country/countries, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yuscarán, Tipitapa, San Alejo. Earthquake epicenter was 114 km (71 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 123 km (76 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 119 km (74 miles) from Matagalpa (c. 109 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Estelí (c. 96 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 17 km E of Puerto Morazan, Nicaragua. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.0131° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.841° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km E of Puerto Morazan, 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 03:25:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-06-10 03:50:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 52 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 7.52 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level yellow 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 668 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 0.148 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 91 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us200063cy Id of event.
Event Code 200063cy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200063cy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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