A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from La Paz Centro in Nicaragua on Wednesday. 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 6.68 km (4 miles). The temblor was reported at 10:48:55 / 10:48 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/09/16 / 2016-09-28 16:48:55 / September 28, 2016 @ 4:48 pm. Exact location of event, depth 6.68 km, -86.5476° West, 12.4231° North. Event id: us10006tk4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006tk4.
Country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Condega, San Rafael del Norte, Boaco (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 46 km (28 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Matagalpa (c. 109 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Estelí (c. 96 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each 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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