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

Earthquake location 12.6236S, -87.7922WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 64.94 km (40 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000jl33. Unique identifier: us2000jl33. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/02/19 / 2019-02-21 11:44:22 / February 21, 2019 @ 11:44 am. Exact location of event, longitude -87.7922 West, latitude 12.6236 North, depth = 64.94 km. The temblor was reported at 05:44:22 / 5:44 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Alejo, Posoltega, Chichigalpa (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Puerto Morazán (c. 7 700 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 39 km WSW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.7922° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.6236° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 64.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km WSW 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 2019-02-21 11:44:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-02-28 11:44:05 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 0.728 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 159 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 us2000jl33 Id of event.
Event Code 2000jl33 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000jl33, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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