A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -87.7538° West, 12.5217° North, depth 46.97 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/04/18 / 2018-04-24 02:29:53 / April 24, 2018 @ 2:29 am. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:29:53 / 8:29 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 46.97 km (29 miles). Unique identifier: us1000dr32. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000dr32.
Nearby country/countries, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 96 km (59 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from San Lorenzo (c. 22 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Tránsito, La Alianza, Somotillo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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