A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Nandaime in Nicaragua on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 148.17 km (92 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -86.0268 West, latitude 11.6875 North, depth = 148.17 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/02/21 / 2021-02-10 22:04:51 / February 10, 2021 @ 10:04 pm. The temblor was detected at 22:04:51 / 10:04 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000dgew. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dgew.
Earthquake epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Juigalpa (c. 54 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nagarote, San Lorenzo, Juigalpa (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-three 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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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: 8 km SSE of Nandaime, Nicaragua.
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