A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/11/18 / 2018-11-26 16:07:32 / November 26, 2018 @ 4:07 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 39.92 km (25 miles). Id of earthquake: us1000hyd4. Event ids that are associated: us1000hyd4. Exact location, longitude -85.9935° West, latitude 10.8425° North, depth = 39.92 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:07:32 / 10:07 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (40 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Jorge (c. 7 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Belén (c. 5 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz, Belén, Potosí (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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