A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 29.63 km (18 miles). Event id: us2000i59s. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000i59s. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/11/18 / 2018-11-01 12:52:31 / November 1, 2018 @ 12:52 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -86.6736 West, latitude 11.0212 North, depth = 29.63 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:52:31 / 6:52 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Sur, Santa Teresa, San Juan del Sur (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 95 km (59 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 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 thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 86 km SSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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