A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Corinto in Nicaragua. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/01/18 / 2018-01-22 07:33:16 / January 22, 2018 @ 7:33 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -87.4356 West, latitude 11.8987 North, depth = 55.87 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000cmck. Event ids that are associated: us2000cmck. The temblor was reported at 01:33:16 / 1:33 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 55.87 km (35 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Viejo, Chinandega, Chichigalpa. Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Posoltega (c. 6 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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: 70 km SSW of Corinto, Nicaragua.
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