A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Cardenas in Nicaragua on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 190.84 km (119 miles). Id of earthquake: us700034i3. Event ids that are associated: us700034i3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:55:54 / 7:55 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/04/19 / 2019-04-03 13:55:54 / April 3, 2019 @ 1:55 pm. Exact location, longitude -85.5541° West, latitude 11.3227° North, depth = 190.84 km.
Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Juigalpa (c. 54 700 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from San José (c. 31 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nindirí, La Concepción, Santo Tomás. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).
Every 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 four and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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