A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Santa Teresa in Nicaragua. Exact location of event, depth 109.08 km, -86.2978° West, 11.7289° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 109.08 km (68 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/01/20 / 2020-01-03 15:28:54 / January 3, 2020 @ 3:28 pm. The temblor was detected at 09:28:54 / 9:28 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70006u7m. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006u7m. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Camoapa, Juigalpa, Larreynaga (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Juigalpa (c. 54 700 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 9 km W of Santa Teresa, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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