A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Puerto Morazan in Nicaragua. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:16:48 / 7:16 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 185.23 km (115 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 185.23 km, -87.1943° West, 12.8308° North. Event id: us1000etv7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000etv7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/06/18 / 2018-06-17 13:16:48 / June 17, 2018 @ 1:16 pm UTC/GMT.
The epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 23 km (15 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nagarote, La Unión, Nacaome (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).
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 fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 3 km SW of Puerto Morazan, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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