A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/04/17 / 2017-04-28 01:10:28 / April 28, 2017 @ 1:10 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.7 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 34.7 km, -86.8096° West, 11.1131° North. Event id: us10008lh2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008lh2. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:10:28 / 7:10 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 91 km (57 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Teresa, San Rafael del Sur (min 5000 pop).
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 four and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 81 km SSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua.
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