A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Corinto in Nicaragua. 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 53.01 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000apke. Unique identifier: us2000apke. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:34:25 / 1:34 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -87.5905 West, latitude 12.0757 North, depth = 53.01 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/09/17 / 2017-09-17 19:34:25 / September 17, 2017 @ 7:34 pm.
Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was León, Posoltega, Chichigalpa (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Posoltega (c. 6 400 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 two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 63 km SW of Corinto, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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