A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -87.671° West, 12.5578° North, depth 81.22 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/07/19 / 2019-07-03 09:39:27 / July 3, 2019 @ 9:39 am UTC/GMT. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:39:27 / 3:39 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 81.22 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us7000496i. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000496i.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from San Lorenzo (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Lorenzo, Somotillo, Ciudad Choluteca. 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).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five 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.
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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: 31 km SW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua.
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