A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:23:24 / 11:23 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 82.02 km (51 miles). Id of earthquake: us70003iy3. Event ids that are associated: us70003iy3. Exact location of earthquake, -86.5766° West, 11.7804° North, depth 82.02 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/05/19 / 2019-05-09 17:23:24 / May 9, 2019 @ 5:23 pm.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 53 km (33 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Jorge, Rivas, Telica. Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).
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 three and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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