A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Corinto in Nicaragua. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -87.812 West, latitude 12.0944 North, depth = 35 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us700057a3. Ids that are associated to the event: us700057a3. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/08/19 / 2019-08-22 21:19:41 / August 22, 2019 @ 9:19 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 15:19:41 / 3:19 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from El Realejo (c. 6 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chichigalpa, Chinandega, El Viejo.
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 three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 81 km WSW of Corinto, Nicaragua.
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