A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 118 km WSW of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua (73 miles) on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -86.8003° West, 10.695° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 07:50:28 / 7:50 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008wje. Id of event: us10008wje. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/05/17 / 2017-05-23 13:50:28 / May 23, 2017 @ 1:50 pm UTC/GMT.
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 one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 118 km WSW of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.
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