A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:26:22 / 7:26 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -86.8881 West, latitude 11.3734 North, depth = 40.86 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40.86 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/04/18 / 2018-04-07 13:26:22 / April 7, 2018 @ 1:26 pm. Unique identifier: us2000dw1j. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000dw1j.
Event epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Jinotepe (c. 29 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from San Marcos (c. 23 300 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Masatepe (c. 21 500 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Nandaime (c. 20 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from El Crucero (c. 16 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Masatepe, Nandaime, La Concepción. Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 61 km SW of Masachapa, Nicaragua.
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