A minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Somotillo in Nicaragua. Exact location of event, depth 3.85 km, -86.9287° West, 12.95° North. The 3.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:31:29 / 2:31 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 3.85 km (2 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006h2k. Id of event: us20006h2k. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/07/16 / 2016-07-19 08:31:29 / July 19, 2016 @ 8:31 am.
Close country/countries, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 57 km (36 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Estelí (c. 96 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nagarote, San Lorenzo, Condega.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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