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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Jiquilillo in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 12.8358S, -87.4196WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua. Exact location of event, depth 141.34 km, -87.4196° West, 12.8358° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 141.34 km (88 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:25:06 / 5:25 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000buca. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000buca. Global time and date of event 14/12/17 / 2017-12-14 23:25:06 / December 14, 2017 @ 11:25 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Sauce, San Marcos de Colón, Larreynaga. 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). Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from San Lorenzo (c. 22 300 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 10 km NNE of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.4196° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.8358° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 141.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km NNE 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 2017-12-14 23:25:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-23 23:57:53 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 0.386 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.5 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 153 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 us1000buca Id of event.
Event Code 1000buca An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000buca, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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