A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Carlos Fonseca Amador in Nicaragua. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 75.66 km (47 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us2000atw1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000atw1. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 03:32:56 / 3:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/09/17 / 2017-09-24 09:32:56 / September 24, 2017 @ 9:32 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -86.8122° West, latitude 11.9603° North, depth = 75.66 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Granada, Tisma, El Viejo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 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 twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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 react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 33 km W of Carlos Fonseca Amador, Nicaragua.
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