A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.74 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 17.74 km, -87.9156° West, 12.0996° North. The temblor was detected at 10:06:20 / 10:06 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20006uat. Event ids that are associated: us20006uat. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 26/08/16 / 2016-08-26 16:06:20 / August 26, 2016 @ 4:06 pm UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop). Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Corinto.
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 87 km SW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua.
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