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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Masachapa in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.4749S, -86.6868WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua on Thursday. The temblor was detected at 12:13:12 / 12:13 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 57.124 km, -86.6868° West, 11.4749° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 57.124 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us6000n8lw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000n8lw. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/06/24 / 2024-06-27 12:13:12 / June 27, 2024 @ 12:13 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Granada, Rivas, San Juan del Sur (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 39 km SSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.6868° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.4749° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 57.124 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39 km SSW 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 2024-06-27 12:13:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-06-28 12:08:27 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 298 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 0.796 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 176 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 us6000n8lw Id of event.
Event Code 6000n8lw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000n8lw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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