A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Rivas in Nicaragua. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 155.14 km (96 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -85.8284° West, latitude 11.4283° North, depth = 155.14 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:30:49 / 10:30 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/10/20 / 2020-10-11 22:30:49 / October 11, 2020 @ 10:30 pm. Id of earthquake: us6000c7lw. Event ids that are associated: us6000c7lw.
Close country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Carlos Fonseca Amador, Acoyapa, San José (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Juigalpa (c. 54 700 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from San José (c. 31 400 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 1 km SSW of Rivas, Nicaragua.
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