A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Nandaime in Nicaragua. The temblor was detected at 06:48:13 / 6:48 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/03/21 / 2021-03-12 06:48:13 / March 12, 2021 @ 6:48 am. Exact location of event, depth 157.23 km, -86.0762° West, 11.6886° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 157.23 km (98 miles). Event id: us7000dibn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000dibn.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Camoapa, Boaco, La Paz Centro. Country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 53 km (33 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Juigalpa (c. 54 700 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 four and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km SSW of Nandaime, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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