A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Nagarote in Nicaragua on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 01:45:44 / 1:45 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -86.5095 West, latitude 12.4374 North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006prj. Id of event: us10006prj. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/09/16 / 2016-09-15 07:45:44 / September 15, 2016 @ 7:45 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Matagalpa (c. 109 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Boaco, El Triunfo, Jinotega (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light 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 six and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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