A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from La Paz Centro in Nicaragua. Id of earthquake: us10006ppy. Event ids that are associated: us10006ppy. The temblor was reported at 23:57:24 / 11:57 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -86.6352 West, latitude 12.4501 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/09/16 / 2016-09-15 05:57:24 / September 15, 2016 @ 5:57 am.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). The epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Matagalpa (c. 109 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Estelí (c. 96 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Marcos de Colón, Boaco, San Lorenzo.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 12 km NNE of La Paz Centro, Nicaragua. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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