A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 101 km SW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua (63 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:56:42 / 4:56 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/12/20 / 2020-12-09 04:56:42 / December 9, 2020 @ 4:56 am. Event id: us7000cpci. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cpci. Exact location of event, longitude -88.0946 West, latitude 12.0814 North, depth = 10 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-eight 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.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 101 km SW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua.
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