A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua. The temblor was picked up at 21:05:01 / 9:05 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -87.9102 West, latitude 12.0895 North, depth = 35 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/02/21 / 2021-02-22 21:05:01 / February 22, 2021 @ 9:05 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dk7z. Id of event: us6000dk7z.
Nearby country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 91 km (57 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from El Realejo (c. 6 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Realejo, Corinto (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 88 km SW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua.
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