A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 77.59 km (48 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/07/15 / 2015-07-01 12:40:11 / July 1, 2015 @ 12:40 pm. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:40:11 / 6:40 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -87.6841° West, latitude 12.5924° North, depth = 77.59 km. Event id: us20002xqn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20002xqn.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Telica, León, Chirilagua (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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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