A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 108 km SW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua (67 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/02/17 / 2017-02-23 15:16:11 / February 23, 2017 @ 3:16 pm. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -88.1907° West, 12.089° North. Id of earthquake: us20008lsw. Event ids that are associated: us20008lsw. The temblor was reported at 09:16:11 / 9:16 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 108 km SW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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