A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000h9v1. Unique identifier: us1000h9v1. The epicenter was at a depth of 35.98 km (22 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/10/18 / 2018-10-10 08:01:33 / October 10, 2018 @ 8:01 am. Exact location, longitude -86.6738° West, latitude 11.068° North, depth = 35.98 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 02:01:33 / 2:01 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Belén (c. 5 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Belén, San Rafael del Sur, Santa Teresa. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 one, in the past 30 days four 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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