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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 3 km SE of Rivas, Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.4128S, -85.8018WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Rivas in Nicaragua. Exact location of earthquake, -85.8018° West, 11.4128° North, depth 158.22 km. The temblor was detected at 04:12:11 / 4:12 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c93i. Unique identifier: us6000c93i. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 158.22 km (98 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/10/20 / 2020-10-18 04:12:11 / October 18, 2020 @ 4:12 am UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Liberia, Managua, Tipitapa. Epicenter of the event was 94 km (58 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Juigalpa (c. 54 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 3 km SE of Rivas, Nicaragua. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -85.8018° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.4128° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 158.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3 km SE 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 2020-10-18 04:12:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-21 00:47:42 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 0.354 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 86 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 us6000c93i Id of event.
Event Code 6000c93i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c93i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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