A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua. Exact location, longitude -87.3999° West, latitude 12.5629° North, depth = 74.14 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 74.14 km (46 miles). The temblor was detected at 12:34:55 / 12:34 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70005777. Ids that are associated to the event: us70005777. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/08/19 / 2019-08-22 18:34:55 / August 22, 2019 @ 6:34 pm.
Earthquake epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from La Paz Centro (c. 23 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Larreynaga, Ciudad Choluteca, La Paz Centro.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 21 km SSE of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua.
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