A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua. Exact location of event, depth 83.28 km, -87.5317° West, 12.5916° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/08/19 / 2019-08-19 11:37:03 / August 19, 2019 @ 11:37 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 83.28 km (52 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us600056y1. Ids that are associated to the event: us600056y1. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 05:37:03 / 5:37 am (local time epicenter).
Close 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). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Paz Centro, Chirilagua, San Lorenzo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 73 km (45 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from La Paz Centro (c. 23 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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