A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -86.7917 West, latitude 11.2249 North, depth = 43.41 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 43.41 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/03/16 / 2016-03-07 21:46:04 / March 7, 2016 @ 9:46 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:46:04 / 3:46 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10004vys. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004vys.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Diriamba, Carlos Fonseca Amador, Santa Teresa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 93 km (58 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Carlos Fonseca Amador (c. 5 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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 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: 69 km SSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua.
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