A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Posoltega in Nicaragua. Id of earthquake: us60007gds. Event ids that are associated: us60007gds. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 181.71 km (113 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:42:38 / 3:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -86.9318 West, latitude 12.6216 North, depth = 181.71 km. Global time and date of event 26/01/20 / 2020-01-26 09:42:38 / January 26, 2020 @ 9:42 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Managua, San Marcos de Colón, Ciudad Darío (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Estelí (c. 96 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 9 km NNE of Posoltega, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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