A minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Managua in Nicaragua on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 13:00:38 / 1:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/02/16 / 2016-02-09 19:00:38 / February 9, 2016 @ 7:00 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 18.33 km (11 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -86.1919 West, latitude 12.1179 North, depth = 18.33 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20004z4i. Unique identifier: us20004z4i.
Country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Event epicenter was 7 km (4 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rivas, Telica, San Jorge (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km ESE of Managua, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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