A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Jiquilillo in Nicaragua on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:27:01 / 9:27 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dk88. Id of event: us6000dk88. Exact location of earthquake, -87.8495° West, 12.0752° North, depth 35 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/02/21 / 2021-02-22 21:27:01 / February 22, 2021 @ 9:27 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chinandega, El Viejo, El Realejo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 99 km (62 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from El Realejo (c. 6 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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: 85 km SSW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua.
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