A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 33.36 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004g2b. Id of event: us20004g2b. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -86.7973 West, latitude 11.212 North, depth = 33.36 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/12/15 / 2015-12-10 02:47:39 / December 10, 2015 @ 2:47 am. The temblor was detected at 20:47:39 / 8:47 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Jinotepe, Dolores, Diriamba. Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Jinotepe (c. 29 500 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Dolores (c. 7 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Carlos Fonseca Amador (c. 5 200 pop). Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 70 km SSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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