A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Puerto Morazan in Nicaragua on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 14:23:55 / 2:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -87.3° West, 12.7751° North, depth 149.68 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 149.68 km (93 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000bhzc. Event ids that are associated: us2000bhzc. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/10/17 / 2017-10-28 20:23:55 / October 28, 2017 @ 8:23 pm.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 59 km (37 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Marcos de Colón, Nacaome, La Unión (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 16 km WSW of Puerto Morazan, Nicaragua.
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