A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. The temblor was reported at 07:05:44 / 7:05 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/02/20 / 2020-02-12 13:05:44 / February 12, 2020 @ 1:05 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us70007nsg. Unique identifier: us70007nsg. 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 35.93 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -86.8172 West, latitude 11.1876 North, depth = 35.93 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Carlos Fonseca Amador (c. 5 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Carlos Fonseca Amador, Santa Teresa, San Rafael del Sur.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 74 km SSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua.
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