A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:02:25 / 8:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -86.6781 West, latitude 11.1211 North, depth = 20.15 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us70006d8q. Unique identifier: us70006d8q. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.15 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/11/19 / 2019-11-18 14:02:25 / November 18, 2019 @ 2:02 pm UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Juan del Sur, Santa Teresa, San Rafael del Sur. Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 75 km SSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua.
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