A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Telica in Nicaragua. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 163.82 km (102 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:42:55 / 1:42 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us60006rvv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006rvv. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -86.8645 West, latitude 12.543 North, depth = 163.82 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/12/19 / 2019-12-15 19:42:55 / December 15, 2019 @ 7:42 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ticuantepe, Tipitapa, Monjarás (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Estelí (c. 96 400 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 two and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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