A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Corinto in Nicaragua on Saturday. Event id: us60005lv5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60005lv5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:51:11 / 4:51 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -87.7443° West, 11.9885° North, depth 35 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/09/19 / 2019-09-21 22:51:11 / September 21, 2019 @ 10:51 pm UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from El Realejo (c. 6 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Viejo, Chinandega, El Realejo. Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 82 km SW of Corinto, Nicaragua.
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