Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today

Earthquake breaking news, Light World Earthquakes Magnitude 4-4.9

Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Santa Teresa in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.5014S, -86.308WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Santa Teresa in Nicaragua. All ids that are associated to the event: us20006up5. Unique identifier: us20006up5. Exact location of event, longitude -86.308 West, latitude 11.5014 North, depth = 68.26 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:13:50 / 5:13 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 68.26 km (42 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/08/16 / 2016-08-27 23:13:50 / August 27, 2016 @ 11:13 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nagarote, Tipitapa, Ciudad Sandino. Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

How would you describe the shaking?

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: 28 km SSW of Santa Teresa, Nicaragua.

Copyright © 2016 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.308° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.5014° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 68.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km SSW of Santa Teresa, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-08-27 23:13:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-08-27 23:33:52 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 298 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 0.716 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 157 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 us20006up5 Id of event.
Event Code 20006up5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20006up5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply