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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Masachapa in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.5803S, -87.2147WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 45.83 km, -87.2147° West, 11.5803° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/05/24 / 2024-05-31 11:59:57 / May 31, 2024 @ 11:59 am. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:59:57 / 11:59 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000mqr7. Unique identifier: us7000mqr7. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45.83 km (28 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Sur, Carlos Fonseca Amador (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Carlos Fonseca Amador (c. 5 200 pop).

Every 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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 79 km WSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.2147° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.5803° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 45.83 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 79 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 2024-05-31 11:59:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-06-11 11:53:10 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 271 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 26 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.102 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 181 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 us7000mqr7 Id of event.
Event Code 7000mqr7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000mqr7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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