Magnitude 5.3 Jolts Nicaragua

Earthquake location 12.1713S, -86.8169W

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 24 kilometers (15 miles) from La Paz Centro in Nicaragua on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/09/18 / 2018-09-12 06:29:53 / September 12, 2018 @ 6:29 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:29:53 / 12:29 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000hdas. Unique identifier: us2000hdas. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 110.6 km (69 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -86.8169° West, 12.1713° North, depth 110.6 km.

Event epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Triunfo, Ciudad Darío, Somotillo.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2018/09/12/moderate-earthquake-m5-3-quake-has-struck-near-la-paz-centro-in-nicaragua/

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