A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Corinto in Nicaragua. Exact location, longitude -87.6586° West, latitude 11.8799° North, depth = 38.31 km. The temblor was detected at 14:29:13 / 2:29 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000dcmj. Id of event: us1000dcmj. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 38.31 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 02/04/18 / 2018-04-02 20:29:13 / April 2, 2018 @ 8:29 pm UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Realejo, Corinto. Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from El Realejo (c. 6 200 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 84 km SW of Corinto, Nicaragua. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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