A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Belen in Nicaragua on Friday. The temblor was reported at 01:53:03 / 1:53 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/04/17 / 2017-04-28 07:53:03 / April 28, 2017 @ 7:53 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10008lix. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008lix. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 176.38 km (110 miles). Exact location, longitude -85.9694° West, latitude 11.6258° North, depth = 176.38 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Camoapa, El Ayote, Nagarote (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Juigalpa (c. 54 700 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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