A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Moyogalpa 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, -85.7098° West, 11.4807° North, depth 199.88 km. The temblor was detected at 16:20:08 / 4:20 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/07/19 / 2019-07-03 22:20:08 / July 3, 2019 @ 10:20 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 199.88 km (124 miles). Id of earthquake: us70004iym. Event ids that are associated: us70004iym.
Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Juigalpa (c. 54 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from San José (c. 31 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Ayote, Tipitapa, San Rafael del Sur (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).
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 four and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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