A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua on Friday. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000cmt9. Unique identifier: us7000cmt9. Global time and date of event 04/12/20 / 2020-12-04 02:20:02 / December 4, 2020 @ 2:20 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 02:20:02 / 2:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 36.6 km, -87.1664° West, 11.548° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.6 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 104 km (64 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Nagarote (c. 26 300 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from La Paz Centro (c. 23 500 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 105 km (66 miles) from El Crucero (c. 16 500 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Teresa, El Crucero, Corinto (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 75 km WSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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