A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 91 km W of Masachapa, Nicaragua (57 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:06:51 / 9:06 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/09/16 / 2016-09-05 03:06:51 / September 5, 2016 @ 3:06 am. Unique identifier: us10006kff. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006kff. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 42.61 km (26 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -87.3419 West, latitude 11.6465 North, depth = 42.61 km.
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 was reported nearby. 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 91 km W of Masachapa, Nicaragua. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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