A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Leon in Nicaragua. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:55:00 / 6:55 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20005l3s. Event ids that are associated: us20005l3s. Exact location of event, longitude -86.9043 West, latitude 12.3949 North, depth = 108.87 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/04/16 / 2016-04-23 00:55:00 / April 23, 2016 @ 12:55 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 108.87 km (68 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tipitapa, Ticuantepe, El Triunfo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 6 km (3 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 41 km (26 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 twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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