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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Jinotepe in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.8294S, -86.1979WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Jinotepe in Nicaragua. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000dz6f. Id of event: us1000dz6f. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/05/18 / 2018-05-06 05:19:21 / May 6, 2018 @ 5:19 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 146.16 km (91 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:19:21 / 11:19 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 146.16 km, -86.1979° West, 11.8294° North.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ciudad Darío, León, Camoapa (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Juigalpa (c. 54 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 2 km S of Jinotepe, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.1979° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.8294° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 146.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km S of Jinotepe, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-05-06 05:19:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-06 05:54:08 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 0.827 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 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 us1000dz6f Id of event.
Event Code 1000dz6f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000dz6f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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