A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Corinto in Nicaragua on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 02:52:36 / 2:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/12/18 / 2018-12-20 08:52:36 / December 20, 2018 @ 8:52 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -87.7352 West, latitude 12.0911 North, depth = 38.77 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 38.77 km (24 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ivaf. Unique identifier: us2000ivaf.
Nearby country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Posoltega, Chichigalpa, Chinandega (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Posoltega (c. 6 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from El Realejo (c. 6 200 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 74 km SW of Corinto, Nicaragua.
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