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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 64 km WSW of Corinto, Nicaragua

Earthquake location 12.1978S, -87.6907WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Corinto in Nicaragua. The temblor was reported at 21:39:04 / 9:39 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/07/20 / 2020-07-08 21:39:04 / July 8, 2020 @ 9:39 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000akfa. Unique identifier: us7000akfa. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -87.6907° West, 12.1978° North, depth 35 km.

Nearby country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Posoltega (c. 6 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from El Realejo (c. 6 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Posoltega, Chichigalpa, Chinandega (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. 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: 64 km WSW of Corinto, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.6907° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.1978° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64 km WSW of Corinto, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-07-08 21:39:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-18 04:14:00 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 259 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 0.82 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 188 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 us7000akfa Id of event.
Event Code 7000akfa An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000akfa, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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