A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. Exact location of event, longitude -87.0591 West, latitude 11.6957 North, depth = 38.69 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 38.69 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 13:46:29 / 1:46 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/11/17 / 2017-11-14 19:46:29 / November 14, 2017 @ 7:46 pm. Unique identifier: us2000bngv. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bngv.
Nearby country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 101 km (62 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Jinotepe (c. 29 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Masatepe, Managua, Ticuantepe.
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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 60 km W of Masachapa, Nicaragua.
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