A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 57.23 km (36 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/03/18 / 2018-03-09 17:23:32 / March 9, 2018 @ 5:23 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us1000d2dx. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d2dx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -87.0412 West, latitude 11.7521 North, depth = 57.23 km. The temblor was detected at 11:23:32 / 11:23 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 96 km (60 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Jinotepe (c. 29 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Managua, Ticuantepe, La Concepción. Country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 57 km W of Masachapa, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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