A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from El Crucero in Nicaragua. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000adj3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000adj3. Exact location, longitude -86.2863° West, latitude 11.986° North, depth = 146.36 km. Global time and date of event 28/08/17 / 2017-08-28 21:40:41 / August 28, 2017 @ 9:40 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 146.36 km (91 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 15:40:41 / 3:40 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 17 km (10 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Juan del Sur, Boaco, Telica.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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