A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 106 km SW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua (66 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:19:04 / 5:19 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 22/02/18 / 2018-02-22 11:19:04 / February 22, 2018 @ 11:19 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -88.1997 West, latitude 12.1274 North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000d6bt. Unique identifier: us2000d6bt. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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