A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua. The temblor was picked up at 10:21:04 / 10:21 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.4 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d25u. Id of event: us6000d25u. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/12/20 / 2020-12-23 10:21:04 / December 23, 2020 @ 10:21 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 31.4 km, -86.4825° West, 11.0772° North.
Country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Marcos, Dolores, Jinotepe (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Jinotepe (c. 29 500 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from San Marcos (c. 23 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Nandaime (c. 20 800 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 69 km WSW of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.
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