A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua. Global time and date of event 29/04/19 / 2019-04-29 23:05:18 / April 29, 2019 @ 11:05 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -87.7846 West, latitude 12.2842 North, depth = 23.34 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:05:18 / 5:05 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.34 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us70003eca. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003eca.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Posoltega, Puerto Morazán, Chichigalpa. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Event epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Puerto Morazán (c. 7 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Posoltega (c. 6 400 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 62 km SW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua.
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