A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -86.4049 West, latitude 10.8049 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 10:20:55 / 10:20 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10007w6q. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007w6q. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/01/17 / 2017-01-30 16:20:55 / January 30, 2017 @ 4:20 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Jorge, Potosí, Belén (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from San Jorge (c. 7 200 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Belén (c. 5 400 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Potosí (c. 5 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 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 twenty-four 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: 76 km SW of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.
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