A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.23 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/01/19 / 2019-01-15 03:41:04 / January 15, 2019 @ 3:41 am. Exact location of event, longitude -86.6207 West, latitude 11.2853 North, depth = 36.23 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:41:04 / 9:41 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000j40f. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000j40f.
Nearby country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nagarote, Managua, Granada. Epicenter of the earthquake was 102 km (64 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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