A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Puerto Morazan in Nicaragua on Wednesday. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:25:21 / 2:25 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000e1ki. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000e1ki. Global time and date of event 09/05/18 / 2018-05-09 20:25:21 / May 9, 2018 @ 8:25 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 193.84 km (120 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -87.2018 West, latitude 12.8977 North, depth = 193.84 km.
The epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Estelí (c. 96 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop). Close 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). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Estelí, Somoto, La Alianza (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 6 km NNW of Puerto Morazan, Nicaragua.
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