A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 78 kilometers (48 miles) from San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20.23 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008k6d. Unique identifier: us10008k6d. Exact location, longitude -86.4606° West, latitude 10.8445° North, depth = 20.23 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 24/04/17 / 2017-04-24 03:24:02 / April 24, 2017 @ 3:24 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 21:24:02 / 9:24 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 96 km (59 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from San Jorge (c. 7 200 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Belén (c. 5 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Potosí (c. 5 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Jorge, Potosí, Belén (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 78 km SW of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.
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