A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Santa Teresa in Nicaragua. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 74.23 km (46 miles). Id of earthquake: us1000jl2y. Event ids that are associated: us1000jl2y. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/03/19 / 2019-03-24 03:22:35 / March 24, 2019 @ 3:22 am. Exact location of event, longitude -86.2994 West, latitude 11.6101 North, depth = 74.23 km. The temblor was detected at 21:22:35 / 9:22 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nagarote, Tipitapa, San Juan del Sur (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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 fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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