A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Corinto in Nicaragua. The epicenter was at a depth of 70.14 km (44 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/09/18 / 2018-09-11 18:26:01 / September 11, 2018 @ 6:26 pm. The temblor was detected at 12:26:01 / 12:26 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -87.4932 West, latitude 12.2564 North, depth = 70.14 km. Id of earthquake: us2000hcy7. Event ids that are associated: us2000hcy7.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Paz Centro, Telica, Puerto Morazán (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 70 km (43 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from La Paz Centro (c. 23 500 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop). Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 42 km SW of Corinto, Nicaragua.
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