A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 62 kilometers (39 miles) from San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/02/18 / 2018-02-19 21:34:29 / February 19, 2018 @ 9:34 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:34:29 / 3:34 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000d4yf. Event ids that are associated: us2000d4yf. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 49.08 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -86.358 West, latitude 10.9495 North, depth = 49.08 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from San Jorge (c. 7 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Belén (c. 5 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Potosí (c. 5 200 pop). Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Teresa, San Jorge, Potosí.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-nine 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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