A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes near the coast of Nicaragua kilometers (0 miles) from Nicaragua on Monday. The temblor was picked up at 22:10:12 / 10:10 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 27/01/20 / 2020-01-27 22:10:12 / January 27, 2020 @ 10:10 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007hmn. Id of event: us60007hmn. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -87.6729 West, latitude 12.0861 North, depth = 35 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Posoltega (c. 6 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from El Realejo (c. 6 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Posoltega, Chichigalpa, El Viejo (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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