A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29.07 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -85.9929 West, latitude 10.9301 North, depth = 29.07 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20009m5z. Unique identifier: us20009m5z. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/06/17 / 2017-06-07 13:57:51 / June 7, 2017 @ 1:57 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 07:57:51 / 7:57 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nandaime, Santa Cruz, Liberia. Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Nandaime (c. 20 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from San Jorge (c. 7 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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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. 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: 38 km SSW of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.
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