A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 11:40:06 / 11:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -86.8751 West, latitude 11.2678 North, depth = 39.63 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 39.63 km (25 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us700062cc. Unique identifier: us700062cc. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/11/19 / 2019-11-02 17:40:06 / November 2, 2019 @ 5:40 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Diriamba, Santa Teresa, Carlos Fonseca Amador (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Carlos Fonseca Amador (c. 5 200 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 69 km SW of Masachapa, Nicaragua.
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