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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Masachapa in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.6572S, -86.9141WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. Event id: us7000ck19. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000ck19. Exact location of event, depth 48.63 km, -86.9141° West, 11.6572° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/11/20 / 2020-11-26 11:51:45 / November 26, 2020 @ 11:51 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48.63 km (30 miles). The temblor was reported at 11:51:45 / 11:51 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Posoltega, Diriomo, Telica (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). The epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Jinotepe (c. 29 500 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 45 km WSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.9141° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.6572° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.63 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45 km WSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-11-26 11:51:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-26 12:25:34 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 340 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 0.814 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 149 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 us7000ck19 Id of event.
Event Code 7000ck19 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000ck19, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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