A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Posoltega in Nicaragua on Thursday. Event id: us60009ax1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60009ax1. Exact location of event, depth 141.76 km, -87.0055° West, 12.5364° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 141.76 km (88 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 13:48:48 / 1:48 pm (local time epicenter). 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: 23/04/20 / 2020-04-23 19:48:48 / April 23, 2020 @ 7:48 pm.
Country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 93 km (58 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Estelí (c. 96 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ciudad Darío, El Crucero, Estelí.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 2 km WSW of Posoltega, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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