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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 10.992S, -86.3846WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/03/19 / 2019-03-01 03:21:52 / March 1, 2019 @ 3:21 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000j946. Unique identifier: us1000j946. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -86.3846° West, 10.992° North. The temblor was picked up at 21:21:52 / 9:21 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Rafael del Sur, Nandaime, Santa Teresa (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Nandaime (c. 20 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from San Jorge (c. 7 200 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Belén (c. 5 400 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 63 km WSW of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.3846° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.992° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63km WSW of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-03-01 03:21:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-01 03:37:57 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 1.122 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 184 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 us1000j946 Id of event.
Event Code 1000j946 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000j946, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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