A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from La Paz Centro in Nicaragua. Exact location, longitude -86.921° West, latitude 12.0301° North, depth = 65.01 km. The temblor was picked up at 09:21:16 / 9:21 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000cqxq. Event ids that are associated: us2000cqxq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/01/18 / 2018-01-16 15:21:16 / January 16, 2018 @ 3:21 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 65.01 km (40 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tipitapa, Niquinohomo, Masaya.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each 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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 43 km SW of La Paz Centro, Nicaragua. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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