A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua. Exact location of earthquake, -86.4503° West, 10.7453° North, depth 10 km. Id of earthquake: us20008jn8. Event ids that are associated: us20008jn8. The temblor was reported at 13:31:00 / 1:31 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 30/01/17 / 2017-01-30 19:31:00 / January 30, 2017 @ 7:31 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Juan del Sur (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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