A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Corinto in Nicaragua on Saturday. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:21:44 / 9:21 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/09/17 / 2017-09-03 03:21:44 / September 3, 2017 @ 3:21 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000aerc. Unique identifier: us2000aerc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.87 km (12 miles). Exact location, longitude -87.9291° West, latitude 11.9525° North, depth = 18.87 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Realejo, Corinto (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 101 km (63 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from El Realejo (c. 6 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 100 km SW of Corinto, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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