A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 32 kilometers (20 miles) from La Paz Centro in Nicaragua on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 75.63 km (47 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/06/17 / 2017-06-18 02:45:13 / June 18, 2017 @ 2:45 am. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:45:13 / 8:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 75.63 km, -86.8513° West, 12.0993° North. Event id: us20009ndk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009ndk.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (41 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Niquinohomo, Masaya, Tipitapa (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 32 km SW of La Paz Centro, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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