A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/05/19 / 2019-05-16 16:22:17 / May 16, 2019 @ 4:22 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 70.99 km (44 miles). The 5.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:22:17 / 10:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -87.7994 West, latitude 12.6439 North, depth = 70.99 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003m2q. Id of event: us70003m2q.
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). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Jucuapa, Nueva Guadalupe, Jiquilisco (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 102 km (63 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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