A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Ciudad Sandino in Nicaragua. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 173.92 km (108 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -86.4778 West, latitude 12.1622 North, depth = 173.92 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/12/19 / 2019-12-13 06:40:45 / December 13, 2019 @ 6:40 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006qxh. Id of event: us60006qxh. The temblor was picked up at 00:40:45 / 12:40 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Belén, Boaco, El Viejo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 25 km (15 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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