A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Chichigalpa in Nicaragua. Id of earthquake: us20005dfw. Event ids that are associated: us20005dfw. Exact location, longitude -87.0016° West, latitude 12.6997° North, depth = 170.91 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 170.91 km (106 miles). Global time and date of event 25/03/16 / 2016-03-25 21:43:37 / March 25, 2016 @ 9:43 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:43:37 / 3:43 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Lorenzo, Ciudad Sandino, San Marcos de Colón (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 32 km (20 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Estelí (c. 96 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 13 km NNE of Chichigalpa, Nicaragua.
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