A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 19.55 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008m1x. Unique identifier: us10008m1x. Exact location of earthquake, -86.7757° West, 11.1581° North, depth 19.55 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:58:41 / 11:58 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 29/04/17 / 2017-04-29 17:58:41 / April 29, 2017 @ 5:58 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Juan del Sur, Jinotepe, Dolores (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 97 km (61 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Jinotepe (c. 29 500 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Dolores (c. 7 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Carlos Fonseca Amador (c. 5 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 75 km SSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua.
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