A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 74 kilometers (46 miles) from San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 18:24:13 / 6:24 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70006qda. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006qda. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/12/19 / 2019-12-24 00:24:13 / December 24, 2019 @ 12:24 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -86.4536 West, latitude 10.9029 North, depth = 35 km.
Event epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from San Jorge (c. 7 200 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Belén (c. 5 400 pop), 93 km (57 miles) from Potosí (c. 5 200 pop). Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Jorge, Potosí, Belén.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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