A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 85.95 km (53 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:35:14 / 7:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -85.7656° West, latitude 11.1663° North, depth = 85.95 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006n0u. Id of event: us10006n0u. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 08/09/16 / 2016-09-08 13:35:14 / September 8, 2016 @ 1:35 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquake epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from San José (c. 31 400 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Jinotepe (c. 29 500 pop). Close country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Concepción, Masaya, San Marcos.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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