A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Puerto Morazan in Nicaragua. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006kc4. Id of event: us10006kc4. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.86 km (7 miles). Exact location, longitude -87.0389° West, latitude 12.8419° North, depth = 11.86 km. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:33:58 / 7:33 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/08/16 / 2016-08-11 13:33:58 / August 11, 2016 @ 1:33 pm.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Somoto, Nagarote, Estelí (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Estelí (c. 96 400 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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