A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Managua in Nicaragua on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.48 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -86.1827° West, latitude 12.1834° North, depth = 20.48 km. The temblor was reported at 15:21:06 / 3:21 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005zgk. Id of event: us20005zgk. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/05/16 / 2016-05-31 21:21:06 / May 31, 2016 @ 9:21 pm.
The epicenter was 9 km (6 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Camoapa, Larreynaga, Boaco (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 9 km NE of Managua, Nicaragua.
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