A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -87.202 West, latitude 11.6643 North, depth = 47.28 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/01/21 / 2021-01-20 09:06:31 / January 20, 2021 @ 9:06 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 09:06:31 / 9:06 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 47.28 km (29 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d1ln. Id of event: us7000d1ln.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Carlos Fonseca Amador (c. 5 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was León, Corinto, San Rafael del Sur (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 76 km W of Masachapa, Nicaragua.
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