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Minor earthquake: M3.8 quake has struck near Chinandega in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 12.6863S, -87.0927WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Chinandega in Nicaragua. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bicq. Id of event: us7000bicq. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/09/20 / 2020-09-05 03:50:29 / September 5, 2020 @ 3:50 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -87.0927 West, latitude 12.6863 North, depth = 10 km. The 3.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:50:29 / 3:50 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nagarote, Ciudad Choluteca, Monjarás. Epicenter of the event was 36 km (22 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Nagarote (c. 26 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. 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-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km NNE of Chinandega, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.0927° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.6863° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7 km NNE of Chinandega, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-05 03:50:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-05 07:35:51 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 222 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 0.07 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 153 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 us7000bicq Id of event.
Event Code 7000bicq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bicq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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