A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/05/16 / 2016-05-18 13:16:19 / May 18, 2016 @ 1:16 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 26.27 km (16 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10005i6t. Event ids that are associated: us10005i6t. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:16:19 / 7:16 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -86.5493° West, 11.0003° North, depth 26.27 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Jorge, San Rafael del Sur, Potosí. Event epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from San Jorge (c. 7 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Belén (c. 5 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Potosí (c. 5 200 pop). Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 79 km WSW of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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