A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua on Saturday. Exact location of event, depth 65.56 km, -87.8705° West, 12.6778° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000730b. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000730b. The temblor was picked up at 17:17:31 / 5:17 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 29/10/16 / 2016-10-29 23:17:31 / October 29, 2016 @ 11:17 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 65.56 km (41 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from San Lorenzo (c. 22 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop). Close country/countries, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Lorenzo, La Alianza, San Rafael Oriente.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 46 km W of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua.
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