A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. Exact location of event, depth 48.5 km, -86.7298° West, 11.4859° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/05/20 / 2020-05-20 05:59:07 / May 20, 2020 @ 5:59 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 48.5 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us70009le2. Event ids that are associated: us70009le2. The temblor was reported at 23:59:07 / 11:59 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Granada, San Juan del Sur, La Paz Centro. Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Jinotepe (c. 29 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 40 km SW of Masachapa, Nicaragua.
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