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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near Somotillo in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 12.8627S, -86.9689WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Somotillo in Nicaragua on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -86.9689 West, latitude 12.8627 North, depth = 9.54 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/06/16 / 2016-06-14 03:45:30 / June 14, 2016 @ 3:45 am. The temblor was picked up at 21:45:30 / 9:45 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us20006488. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006488. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.54 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ciudad Sandino, Ocotal, San Rafael del Norte. The epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Estelí (c. 96 400 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Ocotal (c. 33 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 21 km SSW of Somotillo, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.9689° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.8627° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km SSW 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 2016-06-14 03:45:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-06-14 04:04:51 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 4.1 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 385 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 0.183 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 85 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 us20006488 Id of event.
Event Code 20006488 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20006488, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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