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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 66 km WSW of Corinto, Nicaragua

Earthquake location 12.1893S, -87.7093WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Corinto in Nicaragua. Id of earthquake: us6000c60m. Event ids that are associated: us6000c60m. Exact location of earthquake, -87.7093° West, 12.1893° North, depth 46.65 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/10/20 / 2020-10-06 08:27:49 / October 6, 2020 @ 8:27 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 46.65 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 08:27:49 / 8:27 am (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 80 km (49 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Posoltega (c. 6 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from El Realejo (c. 6 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Posoltega, Chichigalpa, Chinandega. Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 66 km WSW of Corinto, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.7093° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.1893° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46.65 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66 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 2020-10-06 08:27:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-07 08:03:40 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 284 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 0.84 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 191 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 us6000c60m Id of event.
Event Code 6000c60m An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c60m, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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