A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000984p. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000984p. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/07/17 / 2017-07-08 10:00:12 / July 8, 2017 @ 10:00 am. Exact location of event, depth 66.12 km, -87.843° West, 12.6292° North. The temblor was reported at 04:00:12 / 4:00 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 66.12 km (41 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Alejo, Chichigalpa, Monjarás (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Puerto Morazán (c. 7 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each 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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