A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Leon in Nicaragua on Sunday. Event id: us1000jl0d. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jl0d. The temblor was detected at 10:19:47 / 10:19 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 145.78 km, -86.8278° West, 12.3805° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 145.78 km (91 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/03/19 / 2019-03-24 16:19:47 / March 24, 2019 @ 4:19 pm.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Niquinohomo, Estelí, Tisma (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Estelí (c. 96 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
Questions or comments?
Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 8 km SE of Leon, Nicaragua.
Copyright © 2019 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.