A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (mg/mb) was reported Saturday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. The temblor was reported at 06:37:32 / 6:37 am (local time epicenter) at a depth of 40.79 km (25 miles). Global time of event 2014-12-20 12:37:32 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude -86.9594 West, latitude 11.3197 North, depth 40.79 km.
Close countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). The epicenter was 99 km (61 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Dolores (c. 7 100 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Carlos Fonseca Amador (c. 5 200 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Dolores, Diriamba, Santa Teresa.
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