A minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Chinandega in Nicaragua. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bicq. Id of event: us7000bicq. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/09/20 / 2020-09-05 03:50:29 / September 5, 2020 @ 3:50 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -87.0927 West, latitude 12.6863 North, depth = 10 km. The 3.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:50:29 / 3:50 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nagarote, Ciudad Choluteca, Monjarás. Epicenter of the event was 36 km (22 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Ciudad Choluteca (c. 75 900 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Nagarote (c. 26 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. 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-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km NNE of Chinandega, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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