A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua. Id of earthquake: us6000dgip. Event ids that are associated: us6000dgip. Exact location of event, longitude -86.9922 West, latitude 11.7026 North, depth = 41.52 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:40:50 / 2:40 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.52 km (26 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 11/02/21 / 2021-02-11 02:40:50 / February 11, 2021 @ 2:40 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 94 km (58 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Chichigalpa (c. 33 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Jinotepe (c. 29 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nindirí, Niquinohomo, Nandasmo.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-six 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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