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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag was detected near Villa El Carmen in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.9687S, -86.4206WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Villa El Carmen in Nicaragua. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 151.09 km (94 miles). Global time and date of event 12/07/20 / 2020-07-12 22:38:43 / July 12, 2020 @ 10:38 pm UTC/GMT. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:38:43 / 10:38 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000amh4. Id of event: us7000amh4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -86.4206 West, latitude 11.9687 North, depth = 151.09 km.

Nearby country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Camoapa, Chinandega, El Realejo.

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 9 km E of Villa El Carmen, Nicaragua. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.4206° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.9687° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 151.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9 km E of Villa El Carmen, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-07-12 22:38:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-12 22:52:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 432 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 0.245 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 127 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000amh4 Id of event.
Event Code 7000amh4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000amh4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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