A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 89 kilometers (55 miles) from San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, -86.6071° West, 10.8928° North, depth 10 km. Unique identifier: us600084mv. Ids that are associated to the event: us600084mv. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/02/20 / 2020-02-26 16:43:09 / February 26, 2020 @ 4:43 pm. The temblor was detected at 10:43:09 / 10:43 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Juan del Sur. Event epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 89 km WSW of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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