A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Corinto in Nicaragua. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007nph. Id of event: us70007nph. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:13:24 / 3:13 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -87.6524° West, 12.1762° North, depth 35 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/02/20 / 2020-02-12 09:13:24 / February 12, 2020 @ 9:13 am.
Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Puerto Morazán (c. 7 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puerto Morazán, León, Posoltega (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, 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 five and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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