A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from La Paz Centro in Nicaragua. Exact location, longitude -86.9037° West, latitude 12.0435° North, depth = 72.54 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/04/18 / 2018-04-28 01:48:21 / April 28, 2018 @ 1:48 am. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:48:21 / 7:48 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000dtrv. Unique identifier: us1000dtrv. The epicenter was at a depth of 72.54 km (45 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nandaime, Tisma, Diriomo (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).
Every 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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 41 km SW of La Paz Centro, Nicaragua. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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