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Moderate earthquake: M5.2 quake has struck near Masachapa in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.5482S, -87.173WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 30.56 km, -87.173° West, 11.5482° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 30.56 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 04/12/20 / 2020-12-04 02:19:47 / December 4, 2020 @ 2:19 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us7000cmt4. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000cmt4. The temblor was picked up at 02:19:47 / 2:19 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 104 km (65 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Nagarote (c. 26 300 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from La Paz Centro (c. 23 500 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from El Crucero (c. 16 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Diriamba, Santa Teresa, El Crucero (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).

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 was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 76 km WSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.173° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.5482° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.56 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 76 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 2020-12-04 02:19:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-04 02:39:18 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 416 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 1.084 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 142 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 us7000cmt4 Id of event.
Event Code 7000cmt4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cmt4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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