A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Puerto Morazan in Nicaragua on Saturday. Exact location of event, depth 10.92 km, -87.0146° West, 12.8188° North. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007eky. Unique identifier: us10007eky. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 03/12/16 / 2016-12-03 11:17:59 / December 3, 2016 @ 11:17 am UTC/GMT. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:17:59 / 5:17 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10.92 km (7 miles).
Close country/countries, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ciudad Darío, Nacaome, Condega (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 45 km (28 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Estelí (c. 96 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Nagarote (c. 26 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 17 km ESE of Puerto Morazan, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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