A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Villa El Carmen in Nicaragua. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000cqja. Unique identifier: us7000cqja. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/12/20 / 2020-12-12 10:34:56 / December 12, 2020 @ 10:34 am. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:34:56 / 10:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -86.4742 West, latitude 12.0946 North, depth = 162.59 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 162.59 km (101 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 25 km (15 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop). Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Potosí, San Lorenzo, Chinandega.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 13 km NNE of Villa El Carmen, Nicaragua.
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