A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 61 kilometers (38 miles) from San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 47.35 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000cpy1. Event ids that are associated: us2000cpy1. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 08:47:21 / 8:47 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/01/18 / 2018-01-15 14:47:21 / January 15, 2018 @ 2:47 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -86.3641 West, latitude 10.9852 North, depth = 47.35 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nandaime, Santa Teresa, San Jorge (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Nandaime (c. 20 800 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from San Jorge (c. 7 200 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Belén (c. 5 400 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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: 61 km WSW of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.
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