A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:34:34 / 6:34 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/08/19 / 2019-08-17 12:34:34 / August 17, 2019 @ 12:34 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -87.9616 West, latitude 12.1855 North, depth = 35 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Id of earthquake: us600056en. Event ids that are associated: us600056en.
Event epicenter was 101 km (63 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from El Realejo (c. 6 200 pop). Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Viejo, El Realejo, Corinto (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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