A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Jinotega in Nicaragua. Exact location of earthquake, -86.098° West, 13.0166° North, depth 20.04 km. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:06:49 / 5:06 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/11/16 / 2016-11-15 23:06:49 / November 15, 2016 @ 11:06 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: usa0014cef. Id of event: usa0014cef. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.04 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Somotillo, San Lorenzo, Waslala. Epicenter of the event was 22 km (14 miles) from Matagalpa (c. 109 100 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Estelí (c. 96 400 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Jinotega (c. 51 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Ocotal (c. 33 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Boaco (c. 29 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Somoto (c. 20 300 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 13 km SW of Jinotega, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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