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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 12 km NW of Puerto Morazan, Nicaragua

Earthquake location 12.9219S, -87.2612WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Puerto Morazan in Nicaragua on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 09:59:48 / 9:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -87.2612° West, 12.9219° North, depth 194.37 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 194.37 km (121 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/05/18 / 2018-05-13 15:59:48 / May 13, 2018 @ 3:59 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000e45f. Unique identifier: us1000e45f.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Somoto, San Alejo, La Paz Centro (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 68 km (42 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from La Paz Centro (c. 23 500 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).

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 fourteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 12 km NW of Puerto Morazan, Nicaragua.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.2612° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.9219° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 194.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km NW of Puerto Morazan, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-05-13 15:59:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-13 16:15:52 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 340 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 0.304 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 143 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 us1000e45f Id of event.
Event Code 1000e45f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000e45f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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