A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. All ids that are associated to the event: us20004zrp. Unique identifier: us20004zrp. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -87.1313 West, latitude 11.5735 North, depth = 37.51 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 37.51 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/02/16 / 2016-02-10 01:22:37 / February 10, 2016 @ 1:22 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 19:22:37 / 7:22 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Carlos Fonseca Amador (c. 5 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Carlos Fonseca Amador, San Rafael del Sur (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 71 km WSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua.
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