A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Corinto in Nicaragua. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/09/18 / 2018-09-19 00:59:28 / September 19, 2018 @ 12:59 am. Unique identifier: us2000hgxx. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000hgxx. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 127.58 km (79 miles). The temblor was detected at 18:59:28 / 6:59 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -87.0648 West, latitude 12.424 North, depth = 127.58 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Crucero, Managua, San Rafael del Sur. Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 13 km ESE of Corinto, Nicaragua.
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