A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from El Rosario in Nicaragua on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us200050h5. Ids that are associated to the event: us200050h5. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/02/16 / 2016-02-16 02:50:03 / February 16, 2016 @ 2:50 am. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:50:03 / 8:50 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 97.11 km (60 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -86.3882° West, 11.8073° North, depth 97.11 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Telica, León, San Juan del Sur (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 3 km NNW of El Rosario, Nicaragua. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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