A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000axrm. Unique identifier: us2000axrm. The temblor was reported at 04:22:16 / 4:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -88.2184° West, 12.3486° North, depth 35.55 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/10/17 / 2017-10-02 10:22:16 / October 2, 2017 @ 10:22 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.55 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chirilagua (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). The epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Chirilagua (c. 6 400 pop).
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 seven and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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