A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/10/19 / 2019-10-17 06:52:41 / October 17, 2019 @ 6:52 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 42.91 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 42.91 km, -86.8069° West, 11.3537° North. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:52:41 / 12:52 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70005uw7. Unique identifier: us70005uw7.
Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Jinotepe (c. 29 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from San Marcos (c. 23 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Nandaime (c. 20 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from El Crucero (c. 16 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nandaime, La Concepción, San Marcos (min 5000 pop). 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 thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 57 km SSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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