A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Chinandega in Nicaragua. The temblor was detected at 01:24:04 / 1:24 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 164.15 km (102 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us60007gag. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007gag. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 26/01/20 / 2020-01-26 07:24:04 / January 26, 2020 @ 7:24 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -87.057 West, latitude 12.7016 North, depth = 164.15 km.
Event epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Estelí (c. 96 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ciudad Sandino, San Lorenzo, Estelí. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each 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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