A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua. Unique identifier: us60003rbu. Ids that are associated to the event: us60003rbu. Exact location of earthquake, -87.7205° West, 12.6936° North, depth 88.81 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/05/19 / 2019-05-16 16:51:09 / May 16, 2019 @ 4:51 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 88.81 km (55 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 10:51:09 / 10:51 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from San Lorenzo (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Triunfo, La Alianza, Ciudad Choluteca (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fourty-seven 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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