A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. Unique identifier: us2000dzng. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000dzng. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -86.9633 West, latitude 11.4342 North, depth = 43.44 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43.44 km (27 miles). The temblor was reported at 05:49:14 / 5:49 am (local time epicenter). 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 11:49:14 / April 7, 2018 @ 11:49 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Crucero, Dolores, Diriamba (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from El Crucero (c. 16 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Dolores (c. 7 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Carlos Fonseca Amador (c. 5 200 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-two 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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