A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 127 km SW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua (79 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/03/21 / 2021-03-16 01:10:45 / March 16, 2021 @ 1:10 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000djmr. Id of event: us7000djmr. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -88.2249 West, latitude 11.8853 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 01:10:45 / 1:10 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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 three and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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