A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 94 kilometers (58 miles) from San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua on Tuesday. Global time and date of event 15/09/20 / 2020-09-15 22:08:09 / September 15, 2020 @ 10:08 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:08:09 / 10:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -86.6483 West, latitude 10.8763 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us7000bnrj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bnrj.
Event epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Juan del Sur (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 94 km WSW of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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