A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from La Paz Centro in Nicaragua on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 148.47 km, -86.7634° West, 12.3765° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 148.47 km (92 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:29:34 / 12:29 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000deqg. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000deqg. Global time and date of event 05/02/21 / 2021-02-05 12:29:34 / February 5, 2021 @ 12:29 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Granada, Diriomo, Santa Teresa. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Event epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Estelí (c. 96 400 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 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 three and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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