A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:59:16 / 3:59 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10004rri. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004rri. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -87.627 West, latitude 12.6254 North, depth = 63.05 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/02/16 / 2016-02-18 21:59:16 / February 18, 2016 @ 9:59 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 63.05 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ciudad Choluteca, El Triunfo, Chirilagua (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 23 km SW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua.
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