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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Jiquilillo in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 12.6267S, -87.7499WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 76.15 km (47 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/08/16 / 2016-08-09 00:49:10 / August 9, 2016 @ 12:49 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 76.15 km, -87.7499° West, 12.6267° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:49:10 / 6:49 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006c7t. Id of event: us10006c7t.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ciudad Choluteca, San Lorenzo, San Alejo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from San Lorenzo (c. 22 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop). Close country/countries, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 34 km WSW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.7499° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.6267° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 76.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km WSW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-08-09 00:49:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-08-22 22:41:16 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 312 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 0.686 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 121 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 us10006c7t Id of event.
Event Code 10006c7t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006c7t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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