A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Cardenas in Nicaragua. The temblor was picked up at 16:36:54 / 4:36 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/06/18 / 2018-06-08 22:36:54 / June 8, 2018 @ 10:36 pm. Id of earthquake: us1000elmq. Event ids that are associated: us1000elmq. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 184.43 km (115 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -85.5001 West, latitude 11.29 North, depth = 184.43 km.
Close country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Juigalpa (c. 54 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from San José (c. 31 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Nandaime (c. 20 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from San Carlos (c. 13 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Niquinohomo, Santa Teresa, Juigalpa.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 10 km N of Cardenas, Nicaragua. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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