A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Villa El Carmen in Nicaragua. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 151.09 km (94 miles). Global time and date of event 12/07/20 / 2020-07-12 22:38:43 / July 12, 2020 @ 10:38 pm UTC/GMT. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:38:43 / 10:38 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000amh4. Id of event: us7000amh4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -86.4206 West, latitude 11.9687 North, depth = 151.09 km.
Nearby country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Camoapa, Chinandega, El Realejo.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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