A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 137 km SSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua (85 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.49 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:44:55 / 12:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -87.0247 West, latitude 10.6523 North, depth = 19.49 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/09/17 / 2017-09-23 06:44:55 / September 23, 2017 @ 6:44 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000atgz. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000atgz.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 137 km SSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua.
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