A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Puerto Morazan in Nicaragua on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 09:59:48 / 9:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -87.2612° West, 12.9219° North, depth 194.37 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 194.37 km (121 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/05/18 / 2018-05-13 15:59:48 / May 13, 2018 @ 3:59 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000e45f. Unique identifier: us1000e45f.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Somoto, San Alejo, La Paz Centro (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 68 km (42 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from La Paz Centro (c. 23 500 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).
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 fourteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 12 km NW of Puerto Morazan, Nicaragua.
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