A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua. Event id: us7000bp1y. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bp1y. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -87.7602 West, latitude 12.4695 North, depth = 50.72 km. The temblor was detected at 18:14:10 / 6:14 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50.72 km (32 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/09/20 / 2020-09-16 18:14:10 / September 16, 2020 @ 6:14 pm.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 96 km (60 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Telica (c. 8 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Telica, La Unión, León.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 45 km SW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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