A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua on Wednesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bgbi. Id of event: us7000bgbi. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:04:22 / 5:04 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/09/20 / 2020-09-02 05:04:22 / September 2, 2020 @ 5:04 am. Exact location of event, longitude -86.8964 West, latitude 11.1477 North, depth = 19.39 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 19.39 km (12 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Teresa, San Rafael del Sur (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). The epicenter was 93 km (57 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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