A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua. Exact location of event, longitude -87.9252 West, latitude 12.6432 North, depth = 63.87 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us700034t0. Unique identifier: us700034t0. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 63.87 km (40 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 23:12:34 / 11:12 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/04/19 / 2019-04-12 05:12:34 / April 12, 2019 @ 5:12 am.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael Oriente, El Tránsito, San Alejo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from El Tránsito (c. 9 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 52 km WSW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua.
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