A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 48.06 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us70003mfj. Unique identifier: us70003mfj. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:39:12 / 12:39 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 17/05/19 / 2019-05-17 06:39:12 / May 17, 2019 @ 6:39 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -86.8801° West, latitude 11.3614° North, depth = 48.06 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). The epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Carlos Fonseca Amador (c. 5 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Diriamba, Santa Teresa, Carlos Fonseca Amador (min 5000 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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 61 km SW of Masachapa, Nicaragua.
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