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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Masachapa in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.6643S, -87.1342WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -87.1342° West, 11.6643° North, depth 40.909 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:44:09 / 1:44 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000mqr9. Id of event: us7000mqr9. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 40.909 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/05/24 / 2024-05-31 13:44:09 / May 31, 2024 @ 1:44 pm UTC/GMT.

Earthquake epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Nagarote (c. 26 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from La Paz Centro (c. 23 500 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Carlos Fonseca Amador (c. 5 200 pop). Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nagarote, Corinto, León (min 5000 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 68 km WSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.1342° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.6643° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.909 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68 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 13:44:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-06-14 08:25:30 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 30 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.992 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.45 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 173 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 us7000mqr9 Id of event.
Event Code 7000mqr9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000mqr9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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