A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. Exact location of event, longitude -86.8503 West, latitude 11.1766 North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000hj64. Unique identifier: us2000hj64. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:39:55 / 6:39 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/09/18 / 2018-09-24 00:39:55 / September 24, 2018 @ 12:39 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Diriamba, Carlos Fonseca Amador, Santa Teresa (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Event epicenter was 101 km (63 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Carlos Fonseca Amador (c. 5 200 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 76 km SSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua.
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