A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua on Sunday. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008m6n. Unique identifier: us10008m6n. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/04/17 / 2017-04-30 09:50:17 / April 30, 2017 @ 9:50 am. The temblor was reported at 03:50:17 / 3:50 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -86.8164 West, latitude 11.2625 North, depth = 35.66 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35.66 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jinotepe, Dolores, Diriamba (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Jinotepe (c. 29 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Dolores (c. 7 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Carlos Fonseca Amador (c. 5 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 66 km SSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua.
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