A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Corinto in Nicaragua. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 63.46 km (39 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/10/18 / 2018-10-31 17:46:59 / October 31, 2018 @ 5:46 pm. Event id: us2000i4sw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000i4sw. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -87.3513 West, latitude 12.0404 North, depth = 63.46 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:46:59 / 11:46 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Nagarote (c. 26 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from La Paz Centro (c. 23 500 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Carlos Fonseca Amador, Puerto Morazán, Nagarote. Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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