A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -87.6329 West, latitude 12.4826 North, depth = 75.04 km. Id of earthquake: us6000biym. Event ids that are associated: us6000biym. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/08/20 / 2020-08-22 08:40:30 / August 22, 2020 @ 8:40 am. The temblor was detected at 08:40:30 / 8:40 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 75.04 km (47 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Monjarás, Telica, León (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Telica (c. 8 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 35 km SW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua.
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