A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. Exact location of earthquake, -86.8281° West, 11.1502° North, depth 35 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:54:40 / 10:54 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10004w1y. Event ids that are associated: us10004w1y. 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: 08/03/16 / 2016-03-08 16:54:40 / March 8, 2016 @ 4:54 pm.
Country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Teresa, San Rafael del Sur (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-eight 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 78 km SSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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