A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Corinto in Nicaragua. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:03:59 / 3:03 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000a5xp. Event ids that are associated: us2000a5xp. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -87.5676 West, latitude 12.2435 North, depth = 48.89 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 48.89 km (30 miles). Global time and date of event 02/08/17 / 2017-08-02 09:03:59 / August 2, 2017 @ 9:03 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Telica (c. 8 800 pop). Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Telica, Puerto Morazán, León.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 50 km WSW of Corinto, Nicaragua.
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