A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/10/19 / 2019-10-25 00:37:45 / October 25, 2019 @ 12:37 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -87.8878 West, latitude 12.1536 North, depth = 35 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us600062rf. Unique identifier: us600062rf. The temblor was picked up at 18:37:45 / 6:37 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 86 km (53 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from El Realejo (c. 6 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Realejo, Corinto.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 80 km SW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua.
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