A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Ciudad Sandino in Nicaragua on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 202.86 km (126 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006vve. Id of event: us70006vve. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -86.4328° West, 12.2558° North, depth 202.86 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 19:08:58 / January 7, 2020 @ 7:08 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 13:08:58 / 1:08 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Potosí, Jinotega, Puerto Morazán (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 24 km (15 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Matagalpa (c. 109 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Estelí (c. 96 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 14 km NW of Ciudad Sandino, Nicaragua.
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