A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -87.7475 West, latitude 12.5498 North, depth = 59.14 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/02/16 / 2016-02-21 11:58:30 / February 21, 2016 @ 11:58 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 05:58:30 / 5:58 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 59.14 km (37 miles). Event id: us10004ria. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004ria.
Nearby country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Unión, Chirilagua, Posoltega. Epicenter of the event was 67 km (42 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Puerto Morazán (c. 7 700 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 38 km SW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua.
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