A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua. The temblor was reported at 21:10:53 / 9:10 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -87.606 West, latitude 12.5262 North, depth = 70.61 km. Event id: us2000j408. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j408. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/01/19 / 2019-01-15 03:10:53 / January 15, 2019 @ 3:10 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 70.61 km (44 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chirilagua, Somotillo, La Unión (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 80 km (49 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Somotillo (c. 15 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-three 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 29 km SW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua.
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