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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 85 km SSW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua

Earthquake location 12.0752S, -87.8495WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:27:01 / 9:27 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dk88. Id of event: us6000dk88. Exact location of earthquake, -87.8495° West, 12.0752° North, depth 35 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/02/21 / 2021-02-22 21:27:01 / February 22, 2021 @ 9:27 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chinandega, El Viejo, El Realejo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 99 km (62 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from El Realejo (c. 6 200 pop).

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

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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. 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: 85 km SSW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.8495° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.0752° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 85 km SSW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-02-22 21:27:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-22 21:41:46 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 1.018 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.4 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 170 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 us6000dk88 Id of event.
Event Code 6000dk88 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dk88, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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