A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Ciudad Sandino in Nicaragua on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 186.32 km (116 miles). Unique identifier: us200065x9. Ids that are associated to the event: us200065x9. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:24:24 / 11:24 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 22/06/16 / 2016-06-22 05:24:24 / June 22, 2016 @ 5:24 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -86.4218° West, latitude 12.1092° North, depth = 186.32 km.
Nearby country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chinandega, El Realejo, Boaco (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 19 km (12 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 10 km WSW of Ciudad Sandino, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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