A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 30.56 km, -87.173° West, 11.5482° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 30.56 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 04/12/20 / 2020-12-04 02:19:47 / December 4, 2020 @ 2:19 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us7000cmt4. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000cmt4. The temblor was picked up at 02:19:47 / 2:19 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 104 km (65 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 104 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), 106 km (66 miles) from El Crucero (c. 16 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Diriamba, Santa Teresa, El Crucero (min 5000 pop). Close 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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 76 km WSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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