A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Nagarote in Nicaragua. Exact location of event, longitude -86.5048 West, latitude 12.4703 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 01:14:56 / 1:14 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10006prf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006prf. Global time and date of event 15/09/16 / 2016-09-15 07:14:56 / September 15, 2016 @ 7:14 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Matagalpa (c. 109 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nandaime, San Rafael del Norte, Boaco (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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