A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -87.2368° West, 11.4764° North. Global time and date of event 04/12/20 / 2020-12-04 02:40:14 / December 4, 2020 @ 2:40 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 02:40:14 / 2:40 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000cmtj. Unique identifier: us7000cmtj.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Sur (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 96 km (60 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 85 km WSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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