A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/12/17 / 2017-12-27 13:54:57 / December 27, 2017 @ 1:54 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45.69 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:54:57 / 7:54 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000bwqg. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000bwqg. Exact location of earthquake, -86.8375° West, 11.2781° North, depth 45.69 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jinotepe, Dolores, Diriamba (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Jinotepe (c. 29 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Dolores (c. 7 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Carlos Fonseca Amador (c. 5 200 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 66 km SSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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