A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. The epicenter was at a depth of 85.51 km (53 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us70008ip1. Event ids that are associated: us70008ip1. The temblor was reported at 10:47:23 / 10:47 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/03/20 / 2020-03-30 16:47:23 / March 30, 2020 @ 4:47 pm. Exact location, longitude -86.6055° West, latitude 11.8172° North, depth = 85.51 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 52 km (32 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Corinto, San Jorge, Chichigalpa (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-four 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 10 km WNW of Masachapa, Nicaragua. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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