A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 67 kilometers (42 miles) from San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.25 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us70004qwh. Event ids that are associated: us70004qwh. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/07/19 / 2019-07-22 22:31:12 / July 22, 2019 @ 10:31 pm. Exact location, longitude -86.4258° West, latitude 10.981° North, depth = 41.25 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:31:12 / 4:31 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Nandaime (c. 20 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from San Jorge (c. 7 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Belén (c. 5 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Sur, Nandaime, Santa Teresa.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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