A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua on Friday. Event id: us7000cmv5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cmv5. The temblor was detected at 06:12:42 / 6:12 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -87.2281° West, latitude 11.5819° North, depth = 29 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 29 km (18 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/12/20 / 2020-12-04 06:12:42 / December 4, 2020 @ 6:12 am.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Sur, Carlos Fonseca Amador (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (57 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Carlos Fonseca Amador (c. 5 200 pop). Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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