A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua. Exact location of earthquake, -87.9456° West, 12.5829° North, depth 62.8 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:28:37 / 10:28 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 62.8 km (39 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/05/19 / 2019-05-16 16:28:37 / May 16, 2019 @ 4:28 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us60003rbt. Event ids that are associated: us60003rbt.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Elena, Puerto El Triunfo, Usulután. Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 56 km WSW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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