A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua on Thursday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006eu0. Id of event: us20006eu0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:42:47 / 7:42 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/07/16 / 2016-07-15 01:42:47 / July 15, 2016 @ 1:42 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 67.87 km (42 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -86.6592° West, 11.6129° North, depth 67.87 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tipitapa, Potosí, Tisma (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 73 km (45 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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