A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from El Realejo in Nicaragua on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/12/18 / 2018-12-27 08:22:12 / December 27, 2018 @ 8:22 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 116.46 km (72 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000iy08. Event ids that are associated: us2000iy08. The temblor was reported at 02:22:12 / 2:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -87.2182 West, latitude 12.5374 North, depth = 116.46 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Event epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Nagarote (c. 26 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ciudad Choluteca, El Sauce, Nagarote (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 5 km W of El Realejo, Nicaragua.
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