A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from San Jorge in Nicaragua. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 186.51 km (116 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -85.6664 West, latitude 11.3744 North, depth = 186.51 km. The temblor was detected at 23:15:22 / 11:15 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/01/16 / 2016-01-14 05:15:22 / January 14, 2016 @ 5:15 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us10004eds. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004eds. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (51 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Juigalpa (c. 54 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from San José (c. 31 400 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Carlos, El Ayote, Santo Tomás.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 17 km ESE of San Jorge, Nicaragua.
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