A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 140 km SSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua (87 miles). Exact location, longitude -86.9865° West, latitude 10.608° North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/04/16 / 2016-04-27 02:28:53 / April 27, 2016 @ 2:28 am. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:28:53 / 8:28 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005bup. Id of event: us10005bup.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventeen 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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