A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Carlos Fonseca Amador in Nicaragua. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/09/17 / 2017-09-02 22:10:16 / September 2, 2017 @ 10:10 pm. The temblor was reported at 16:10:16 / 4:10 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -86.7012 West, latitude 12.011 North, depth = 82.49 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 82.49 km (51 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000aejq. Event ids that are associated: us2000aejq.
Epicenter of the event was 51 km (32 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Sauce, El Viejo, Chinandega (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 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 two and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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: 21 km W of Carlos Fonseca Amador, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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