A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Rivas in Nicaragua. Exact location of earthquake, -85.8018° West, 11.4128° North, depth 158.22 km. The temblor was detected at 04:12:11 / 4:12 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c93i. Unique identifier: us6000c93i. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 158.22 km (98 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/10/20 / 2020-10-18 04:12:11 / October 18, 2020 @ 4:12 am UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Liberia, Managua, Tipitapa. Epicenter of the event was 94 km (58 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Juigalpa (c. 54 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 3 km SE of Rivas, Nicaragua. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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