A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 101 km SW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua (63 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/02/17 / 2017-02-15 02:47:38 / February 15, 2017 @ 2:47 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008jvc. Id of event: us20008jvc. Exact location, longitude -88.2072° West, latitude 12.2146° North, depth = 35 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The temblor was detected at 20:47:38 / 8:47 pm (local time epicenter).
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 sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 101 km SW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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