A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. The temblor was detected at 12:44:40 / 12:44 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 43.05 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -86.9307 West, latitude 11.6055 North, depth = 43.05 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005dzq. Unique identifier: us20005dzq. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/04/16 / 2016-04-01 18:44:40 / April 1, 2016 @ 6:44 pm UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Corinto, Diriomo, Masaya (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Jinotepe (c. 29 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 49 km WSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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