A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 17:07:10 / 5:07 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us60007g1f. Ids that are associated to the event: us60007g1f. The epicenter was at a depth of 42.29 km (26 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -86.6802° West, latitude 11.2888° North, depth = 42.29 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 25/01/20 / 2020-01-25 23:07:10 / January 25, 2020 @ 11:07 pm UTC/GMT.
The epicenter was 80 km (49 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Jinotepe (c. 29 500 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from San Marcos (c. 23 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Masatepe (c. 21 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Diriomo, Rivas, Niquinohomo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 57 km SSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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