A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Moyogalpa in Nicaragua on Wednesday. Exact location of event, depth 194.62 km, -85.6927° West, 11.5135° North. Unique identifier: us20005xzn. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005xzn. The temblor was detected at 19:02:36 / 7:02 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 194.62 km (121 miles). Global time and date of event 26/05/16 / 2016-05-26 01:02:36 / May 26, 2016 @ 1:02 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Juigalpa (c. 54 700 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Boaco, Santo Domingo, Carlos Fonseca Amador. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 2 km S of Moyogalpa, Nicaragua.
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