A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Jinotepe in Nicaragua on Monday. Exact location, longitude -86.1851° West, latitude 11.8771° North, depth = 162.14 km. Event id: us1000d3am. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d3am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 162.14 km (101 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 00:44:11 / 12:44 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/03/18 / 2018-03-12 06:44:11 / March 12, 2018 @ 6:44 am.
Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 29 km (18 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Juigalpa (c. 54 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was León, Ciudad Darío, Juigalpa.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 3 km NNE of Jinotepe, Nicaragua. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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