A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 64.94 km (40 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000jl33. Unique identifier: us2000jl33. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/02/19 / 2019-02-21 11:44:22 / February 21, 2019 @ 11:44 am. Exact location of event, longitude -87.7922 West, latitude 12.6236 North, depth = 64.94 km. The temblor was reported at 05:44:22 / 5:44 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Alejo, Posoltega, Chichigalpa (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Puerto Morazán (c. 7 700 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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