A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000a5w7. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000a5w7. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -87.8784 West, latitude 12.6133 North, depth = 74.29 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:36:45 / 12:36 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 74.29 km (46 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/06/20 / 2020-06-04 12:36:45 / June 4, 2020 @ 12:36 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Posoltega, El Tránsito, Chichigalpa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (50 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from El Tránsito (c. 9 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Puerto Morazán (c. 7 700 pop). Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 48 km WSW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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