A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000gfpt. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000gfpt. The epicenter was at a depth of 35.23 km (22 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:03:48 / 6:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 35.23 km, -87.994° West, 12.3555° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/07/18 / 2018-07-28 00:03:48 / July 28, 2018 @ 12:03 am.
Country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). The epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from El Realejo (c. 6 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Realejo, Corinto (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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