A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Corinto in Nicaragua. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -87.578 West, latitude 11.827 North, depth = 24.93 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 24.93 km (15 miles). Event id: us6000cbh1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000cbh1. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/10/20 / 2020-10-18 14:00:44 / October 18, 2020 @ 2:00 pm. The temblor was reported at 14:00:44 / 2:00 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from El Realejo (c. 6 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Realejo, Corinto. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 84 km SSW of Corinto, Nicaragua.
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