A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -87.4481 West, latitude 12.8281 North, depth = 10.6 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10.6 km (7 miles). Event id: us7000aqxa. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000aqxa. The temblor was detected at 16:05:55 / 4:05 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/07/20 / 2020-07-18 16:05:55 / July 18, 2020 @ 4:05 pm.
Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from San Lorenzo (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Larreynaga, San Alejo, Chirilagua (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 9 km N of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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