A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/01/16 / 2016-01-03 05:03:19 / January 3, 2016 @ 5:03 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 36.91 km (23 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004az4. Id of event: us10004az4. Exact location of event, longitude -86.5634 West, latitude 10.9993 North, depth = 36.91 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:03:19 / 11:03 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Rafael del Sur, Potosí, Rivas. Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Belén (c. 5 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Potosí (c. 5 200 pop). Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 four and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 80 km WSW of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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