A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. Event id: us10006k7z. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006k7z. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -87.0798° West, 11.5597° North, depth 27.87 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/09/16 / 2016-09-04 01:31:45 / September 4, 2016 @ 1:31 am. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:31:45 / 7:31 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 27.87 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 97 km (61 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Nagarote (c. 26 300 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from La Paz Centro (c. 23 500 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from El Crucero (c. 16 500 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Carlos Fonseca Amador (c. 5 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Diriamba, La Paz Centro, El Crucero (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 66 km WSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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