A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/03/19 / 2019-03-01 03:21:52 / March 1, 2019 @ 3:21 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000j946. Unique identifier: us1000j946. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -86.3846° West, 10.992° North. The temblor was picked up at 21:21:52 / 9:21 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Rafael del Sur, Nandaime, Santa Teresa (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Nandaime (c. 20 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from San Jorge (c. 7 200 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Belén (c. 5 400 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 63 km WSW of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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