A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua on Tuesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004s8a. Unique identifier: us10004s8a. Exact location of earthquake, -87.2691° West, 11.6011° North, depth 42.02 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 42.02 km (26 miles). The temblor was picked up at 18:38:12 / 6:38 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/02/16 / 2016-02-24 00:38:12 / February 24, 2016 @ 12:38 am.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Carlos Fonseca Amador (c. 5 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Sur, Carlos Fonseca Amador. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).
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 four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 84 km WSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua.
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