A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Corinto in Nicaragua on Friday. The temblor was reported at 12:20:21 / 12:20 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us600062yp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600062yp. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.87 km (24 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/10/19 / 2019-10-25 18:20:21 / October 25, 2019 @ 6:20 pm. Exact location, longitude -87.5916° West, latitude 12.1° North, depth = 38.87 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 86 km (54 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Telica (c. 8 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Telica, León, Posoltega (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, 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 earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 62 km SW of Corinto, Nicaragua. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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