A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua on Monday. Exact location, longitude -87.7591° West, latitude 12.2007° North, depth = 38.17 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/09/17 / 2017-09-04 23:44:01 / September 4, 2017 @ 11:44 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.17 km (24 miles). The temblor was reported at 17:44:01 / 5:44 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000afqz. Id of event: us2000afqz.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Posoltega, Chichigalpa, Chinandega (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Event epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Posoltega (c. 6 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from El Realejo (c. 6 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 68 km SSW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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