A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Corinto in Nicaragua. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/04/17 / 2017-04-21 15:11:00 / April 21, 2017 @ 3:11 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008n5m. Id of event: us10008n5m. Exact location of event, depth 46.63 km, -87.3685° West, 11.7723° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 46.63 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:11:00 / 9:11 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was León, El Realejo, Corinto (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from El Realejo (c. 6 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 81 km SSW of Corinto, Nicaragua. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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