A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 144 km SW of Corinto, Nicaragua (89 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 26.48 km (16 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000ga21. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000ga21. Exact location of earthquake, -87.9181° West, 11.4019° North, depth 26.48 km. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:43:58 / 4:43 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 15/08/18 / 2018-08-15 22:43:58 / August 15, 2018 @ 10:43 pm UTC/GMT.
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 144 km SW of Corinto, Nicaragua.
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