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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Rivas in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.4283S, -85.8284WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Rivas in Nicaragua. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 155.14 km (96 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, longitude -85.8284° West, latitude 11.4283° North, depth = 155.14 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:30:49 / 10:30 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/10/20 / 2020-10-11 22:30:49 / October 11, 2020 @ 10:30 pm. Id of earthquake: us6000c7lw. Event ids that are associated: us6000c7lw.

Close country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Carlos Fonseca Amador, Acoyapa, San José (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Juigalpa (c. 54 700 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from San José (c. 31 400 pop).

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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 1 km SSW of Rivas, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -85.8284° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.4283° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 155.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1 km SSW of Rivas, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-11 22:30:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-11 23:00:09 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 312 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 0.384 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 131 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 us6000c7lw Id of event.
Event Code 6000c7lw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c7lw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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