A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Corinto in Nicaragua. Exact location of event, depth 46.24 km, -87.5835° West, 12.2598° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 46.24 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10006jjv. Event ids that are associated: us10006jjv. Global time and date of event 02/09/16 / 2016-09-02 05:03:35 / September 2, 2016 @ 5:03 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 23:03:35 / 11:03 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Telica (c. 8 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Puerto Morazán (c. 7 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Telica, Puerto Morazán, León (min 5000 pop).
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 fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every 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.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 50 km WSW of Corinto, Nicaragua. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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