A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/12/18 / 2018-12-17 19:33:46 / December 17, 2018 @ 7:33 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000iuhz. Event ids that are associated: us2000iuhz. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -86.864 West, latitude 11.1595 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 13:33:46 / 1:33 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Carlos Fonseca Amador (c. 5 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Carlos Fonseca Amador, Santa Teresa, San Rafael del Sur (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 79 km SSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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