A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from La Paz Centro in Nicaragua. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:39:20 / 9:39 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 163.1 km (101 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -86.7667 West, latitude 12.3942 North, depth = 163.1 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/08/17 / 2017-08-20 15:39:20 / August 20, 2017 @ 3:39 pm. Unique identifier: us2000a9xx. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a9xx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Granada, Diriomo, Santa Teresa (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Estelí (c. 96 400 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop).
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 one and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 11 km WNW of La Paz Centro, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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