A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 05/10/16 / 2016-10-05 07:25:08 / October 5, 2016 @ 7:25 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 90.69 km (56 miles). Id of earthquake: us10006v3z. Event ids that are associated: us10006v3z. Exact location of earthquake, -87.6112° West, 12.7268° North, depth 90.69 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:25:08 / 1:25 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nacaome, La Alianza, San Alejo. Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from San Lorenzo (c. 22 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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