A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Corinto in Nicaragua. Id of earthquake: us6000c60m. Event ids that are associated: us6000c60m. Exact location of earthquake, -87.7093° West, 12.1893° North, depth 46.65 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/10/20 / 2020-10-06 08:27:49 / October 6, 2020 @ 8:27 am. 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 46.65 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 08:27:49 / 8:27 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 80 km (49 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Posoltega (c. 6 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from El Realejo (c. 6 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Posoltega, Chichigalpa, Chinandega. Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 66 km WSW of Corinto, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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