A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Posoltega in Nicaragua. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/05/19 / 2019-05-14 16:14:30 / May 14, 2019 @ 4:14 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us70003l2h. Unique identifier: us70003l2h. The temblor was reported at 10:14:30 / 10:14 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -87.0108 West, latitude 12.4976 North, depth = 145.78 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 145.78 km (91 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Estelí (c. 96 400 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Estelí, San Rafael del Sur, El Crucero. Nearby country/countries, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 6 km SSW of Posoltega, Nicaragua.
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