A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/02/19 / 2019-02-24 01:25:37 / February 24, 2019 @ 1:25 am. Unique identifier: us2000jm97. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000jm97. Exact location of event, longitude -86.8887 West, latitude 11.5364 North, depth = 35 km. The temblor was reported at 19:25:37 / 7:25 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 91 km (57 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Jinotepe (c. 29 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Nagarote (c. 26 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from La Paz Centro (c. 23 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nandaime, Nandasmo, La Paz Centro (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 49 km SW of Masachapa, Nicaragua.
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