A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.94 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 09/02/16 / 2016-02-09 12:12:59 / February 9, 2016 @ 12:12 pm UTC/GMT. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:12:59 / 6:12 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20004z02. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004z02. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -86.7727 West, latitude 11.1366 North, depth = 38.94 km.
The epicenter was 99 km (62 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Jinotepe (c. 29 500 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Nandaime (c. 20 800 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Dolores (c. 7 100 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Belén, Nandaime, Jinotepe (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).
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-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 77 km SSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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