A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. All ids that are associated to the event: us60007f9k. Unique identifier: us60007f9k. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/01/20 / 2020-01-24 23:44:32 / January 24, 2020 @ 11:44 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -86.6412 West, latitude 11.3796 North, depth = 53.84 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53.84 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:44:32 / 5:44 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 94 km (58 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nagarote, Granada, Managua.
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-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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