A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000kbpj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000kbpj. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:43:28 / 12:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/04/19 / 2019-04-07 06:43:28 / April 7, 2019 @ 6:43 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 43.6 km (27 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -86.5938° West, 11.4336° North, depth 43.6 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Paz Centro, Tipitapa, Tisma (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop). Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 40 km SSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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