A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Corinto in Nicaragua. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/02/20 / 2020-02-15 12:33:43 / February 15, 2020 @ 12:33 pm. Id of earthquake: us70007u6j. Event ids that are associated: us70007u6j. Exact location of event, depth 75.98 km, -87.4446° West, 12.4455° North. The temblor was picked up at 06:33:43 / 6:33 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 75.98 km (47 miles).
Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from La Paz Centro (c. 23 500 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Triunfo, Somotillo, La Paz Centro (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 29 km W of Corinto, Nicaragua. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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