A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Santa Teresa in Nicaragua on Sunday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/01/17 / 2017-01-08 18:25:58 / January 8, 2017 @ 6:25 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10007s0v. Event ids that are associated: us10007s0v. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:25:58 / 12:25 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 118.68 km (74 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -86.187 West, latitude 11.6878 North, depth = 118.68 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Lorenzo, La Paz Centro, Nagarote. Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 50 km (31 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop).
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 thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 6 km SSE of Santa Teresa, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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