A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 20/05/20 / 2020-05-20 03:30:39 / May 20, 2020 @ 3:30 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -86.8122 West, latitude 11.4495 North, depth = 35 km. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:30:39 / 9:30 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009lcd. Id of event: us70009lcd.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Juan del Sur, Potosí, Belén (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). The epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Jinotepe (c. 29 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Nagarote (c. 26 300 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 twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 49 km SW of Masachapa, Nicaragua.
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