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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 23 km SSE of Larreynaga, Nicaragua

Earthquake location 12.4788S, -86.4992WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Larreynaga in Nicaragua. Unique identifier: us20007dgk. Ids that are associated to the event: us20007dgk. Exact location, longitude -86.4992° West, latitude 12.4788° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 28/09/16 / 2016-09-28 16:50:46 / September 28, 2016 @ 4:50 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:50:46 / 10:50 am (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Matagalpa (c. 109 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Estelí (c. 96 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Condega, Nandaime, San Rafael del Norte (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days thirty-seven 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 23 km SSE of Larreynaga, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.4992° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.4788° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km SSE of Larreynaga, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-28 16:50:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-18 02:16:33 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 354 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 0.195 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 119 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 us20007dgk Id of event.
Event Code 20007dgk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20007dgk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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