A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes Nicaragua kilometers (0 miles) from Nicaragua on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 09:43:55 / 9:43 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 156.67 km (97 miles). Id of earthquake: us1000i3dq. Event ids that are associated: us1000i3dq. Exact location of event, depth 156.67 km, -86.9846° West, 12.6113° North. Global time and date of event 06/12/18 / 2018-12-06 09:43:55 / December 6, 2018 @ 9:43 am UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Estelí (c. 96 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Crucero, Managua, Ciudad Darío.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 three and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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