A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. Unique identifier: us10006k94. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006k94. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20.49 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/09/16 / 2016-09-04 05:14:58 / September 4, 2016 @ 5:14 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -87.3097° West, 11.6852° North, depth 20.49 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:14:58 / 11:14 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Carlos Fonseca Amador (c. 5 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Carlos Fonseca Amador, Corinto (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 87 km W of Masachapa, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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