A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Rivas in Nicaragua. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 163.28 km (101 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/03/21 / 2021-03-13 07:57:56 / March 13, 2021 @ 7:57 am. The temblor was detected at 07:57:56 / 7:57 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000dj1u. Id of event: us7000dj1u. Exact location of earthquake, -85.7669° West, 11.3857° North, depth 163.28 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Carlos Fonseca Amador, El Ayote, Managua. Epicenter of the event was 98 km (61 miles) from Managua (c. 973 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Tipitapa (c. 127 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Juigalpa (c. 54 700 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 8 km SE of Rivas, Nicaragua.
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