Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Moyogalpa in Nicaragua


Earthquake location 11.3957S, -85.6215WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Moyogalpa in Nicaragua on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/09/20 / 2020-09-10 00:03:50 / September 10, 2020 @ 12:03 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 165.63 km (103 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:03:50 / 12:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 165.63 km, -85.6215° West, 11.3957° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bkt8. Unique identifier: us7000bkt8.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tisma, Liberia, Nindirí. The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Masaya (c. 130 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Granada (c. 89 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Juigalpa (c. 54 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San José (c. 31 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 18 km SSE of Moyogalpa, Nicaragua. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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