A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Cardenas in Nicaragua. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000jbxk. Unique identifier: us2000jbxk. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 175.87 km (109 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -85.6302 West, latitude 11.255 North, depth = 175.87 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/01/19 / 2019-01-18 00:07:48 / January 18, 2019 @ 12:07 am UTC/GMT. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:07:48 / 6:07 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (52 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from San José (c. 31 400 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Jinotepe (c. 29 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Masatepe (c. 21 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Masatepe, Dolores, Nandasmo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 14 km WNW of Cardenas, Nicaragua.
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