A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua on Sunday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/05/19 / 2019-05-05 17:58:57 / May 5, 2019 @ 5:58 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -87.5731° West, latitude 12.7657° North, depth = 64.04 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us70003h2y. Unique identifier: us70003h2y. The temblor was reported at 11:58:57 / 11:58 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 64.04 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nacaome, San Alejo, La Alianza (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 13 km W of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua.
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