A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from León in Nicaragua on Sunday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:01:29 / 6:01 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d0t2. Id of event: us7000d0t2. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 152.94 km (95 miles). Exact location of event, depth 152.94 km, -86.7868° West, 12.4434° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/01/21 / 2021-01-17 06:01:29 / January 17, 2021 @ 6:01 am.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tisma, Nandasmo, Jinotepe (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Estelí (c. 96 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 9 km E of León, Nicaragua.
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