A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. The temblor was reported at 01:56:13 / 1:56 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000cf4i. Event ids that are associated: us7000cf4i. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.39 km (21 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/11/20 / 2020-11-15 01:56:13 / November 15, 2020 @ 1:56 am. Exact location of event, longitude -86.5676 West, latitude 11.1471 North, depth = 34.39 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Jinotepe (c. 29 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from San Marcos (c. 23 300 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Masatepe (c. 21 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Nandaime (c. 20 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Crucero, Masatepe, La Concepción.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 71 km S of Masachapa, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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