A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Somotillo in Nicaragua. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5.81 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/06/16 / 2016-06-10 13:15:25 / June 10, 2016 @ 1:15 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 07:15:25 / 7:15 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006493. Id of event: us20006493. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 5.81 km, -86.8762° West, 12.9092° North.
Country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ocotal, San Rafael del Norte, San Lorenzo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 52 km (33 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Estelí (c. 96 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Ocotal (c. 33 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 15 km SSE of Somotillo, Nicaragua.
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