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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 36 km WSW of Tola, Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.3614S, -86.2643WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Tola in Nicaragua on Monday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:44:00 / 2:44 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 65.848 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000n16y. Unique identifier: us6000n16y. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/05/24 / 2024-05-27 02:44:00 / May 27, 2024 @ 2:44 am. Exact location, longitude -86.2643° West, latitude 11.3614° North, depth = 65.848 km.

Epicenter of the event was 86 km (53 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ciudad Sandino, Managua, Tisma.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 36 km WSW of Tola, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.2643° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.3614° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 65.848 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36 km WSW of Tola, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2024-05-27 02:44:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-05-27 02:55:31 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 284 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 31 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.783 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 158 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 us6000n16y Id of event.
Event Code 6000n16y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000n16y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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