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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near Masachapa in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.4495S, -86.8122WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 20/05/20 / 2020-05-20 03:30:39 / May 20, 2020 @ 3:30 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -86.8122 West, latitude 11.4495 North, depth = 35 km. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:30:39 / 9:30 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009lcd. Id of event: us70009lcd.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Juan del Sur, Potosí, Belén (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). The epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Jinotepe (c. 29 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Nagarote (c. 26 300 pop).

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 twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 49 km SW of Masachapa, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.8122° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.4495° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km SW of Masachapa, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-20 03:30:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-20 03:48:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 400 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 0.887 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 137 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 us70009lcd Id of event.
Event Code 70009lcd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009lcd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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