A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 48.65 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/01/18 / 2018-01-21 19:06:04 / January 21, 2018 @ 7:06 pm. The temblor was reported at 13:06:04 / 1:06 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 48.65 km, -86.9982° West, 11.2803° North. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000cm69. Unique identifier: us2000cm69.
Epicenter of the event was 88 km (55 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Carlos Fonseca Amador (c. 5 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Teresa, Carlos Fonseca Amador, San Rafael del Sur. 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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 76 km SW of Masachapa, Nicaragua.
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