A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d8je. Id of event: us1000d8je. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42.04 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 03:26:26 / 3:26 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 24/03/18 / 2018-03-24 09:26:26 / March 24, 2018 @ 9:26 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -87.1663° West, latitude 11.6147° North, depth = 42.04 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Rafael del Sur, Carlos Fonseca Amador. Event epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Carlos Fonseca Amador (c. 5 200 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 four and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 73 km WSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua.
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