A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Carlos Fonseca Amador in Nicaragua. Exact location of event, longitude -86.5908 West, latitude 11.9008 North, depth = 79.99 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:59:08 / 10:59 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 79.99 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10008d3j. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008d3j. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/03/17 / 2017-03-29 16:59:08 / March 29, 2017 @ 4:59 pm.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chinandega, San Jorge, Rivas (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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