A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua on Wednesday. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:59:12 / 10:59 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -87.8596 West, latitude 12.209 North, depth = 35.73 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 35.73 km (22 miles). Global time and date of event 03/11/16 / 2016-11-03 04:59:12 / November 3, 2016 @ 4:59 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us100073w7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100073w7.
The epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Posoltega (c. 6 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from El Realejo (c. 6 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Posoltega, Chichigalpa, Chinandega (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).
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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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