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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 52 km W of Masachapa, Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.7026S, -86.9922WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. Id of earthquake: us6000dgip. Event ids that are associated: us6000dgip. Exact location of event, longitude -86.9922 West, latitude 11.7026 North, depth = 41.52 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:40:50 / 2:40 am (local time epicenter). 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 41.52 km (26 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 11/02/21 / 2021-02-11 02:40:50 / February 11, 2021 @ 2:40 am UTC/GMT.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 94 km (58 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Jinotepe (c. 29 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nindirí, Niquinohomo, Nandasmo.

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 52 km W of Masachapa, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.9922° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.7026° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.52 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52 km W 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 2021-02-11 02:40:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-11 02:59:52 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 354 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 0.852 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 159 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 us6000dgip Id of event.
Event Code 6000dgip An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dgip, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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