A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 78.66 km (49 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/02/17 / 2017-02-24 13:41:14 / February 24, 2017 @ 1:41 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -87.8206° West, 12.5871° North, depth 78.66 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:41:14 / 7:41 am (local time epicenter). 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: us20008m19. Id of event: us20008m19.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Alejo, Posoltega, Chichigalpa (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Puerto Morazán (c. 7 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Monjarás (c. 6 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each 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 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: 43 km WSW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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