A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Corinto in Nicaragua on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 49.12 km, -87.6997° West, 12.1401° North. Global time and date of event 01/06/18 / 2018-06-01 12:44:48 / June 1, 2018 @ 12:44 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us1000egj3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000egj3. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:44:48 / 6:44 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 49.12 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Posoltega, Chichigalpa, Chinandega (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 82 km (51 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Posoltega (c. 6 400 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from El Realejo (c. 6 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 68 km WSW of Corinto, Nicaragua.
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