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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Muy Muy in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 12.9221S, -85.6405WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Muy Muy in Nicaragua. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us70003kme. Event ids that are associated: us70003kme. 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: 13/05/19 / 2019-05-13 03:39:59 / May 13, 2019 @ 3:39 am. The temblor was detected at 21:39:59 / 9:39 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -85.6405 West, latitude 12.9221 North, depth = 10 km.

The epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Matagalpa (c. 109 100 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Estelí (c. 96 400 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Jinotega (c. 51 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Boaco (c. 29 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Río Blanco (c. 17 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Camoapa (c. 16 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Ayote, Quilalí, Wiwilí (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).

Every 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. 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: 17 km N of Muy Muy, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -85.6405° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.9221° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km N of Muy Muy, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-05-13 03:39:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-13 20:54:40 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 271 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 0.47 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.51 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 207 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70003kme Id of event.
Event Code 70003kme An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003kme, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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