A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/12/19 / 2019-12-24 00:25:11 / December 24, 2019 @ 12:25 am. Exact location, longitude -86.4057° West, latitude 10.8975° North, depth = 35 km. The temblor was picked up at 18:25:11 / 6:25 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us70006qdf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006qdf. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Teresa, San Jorge, Potosí (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from San Jorge (c. 7 200 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Belén (c. 5 400 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Potosí (c. 5 200 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-three 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 70 km SW of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.
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