A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/06/17 / 2017-06-17 13:47:38 / June 17, 2017 @ 1:47 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 07:47:38 / 7:47 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20009n9r. Unique identifier: us20009n9r. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.31 km (18 miles). Exact location of event, depth 28.31 km, -86.6997° West, 11.2778° North.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nagarote, Granada, Managua (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 107 km (66 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: 59 km SSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua.
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