A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:50:10 / 6:50 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000aje5. Unique identifier: us2000aje5. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 57.16 km (36 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/09/17 / 2017-09-10 12:50:10 / September 10, 2017 @ 12:50 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -87.8386° West, latitude 12.5056° North, depth = 57.16 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Posoltega, La Unión, Monjarás. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Puerto Morazán (c. 7 700 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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