Magnitude 4.3 earthquake strikes near Managua, Departamento de Managua, Nicaragua
Sun, 23 May 2021, 12:5812:58 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Just 15 minutes ago, a 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck near Managua, Departamento de Managua, Nicaragua. The tremor was recorded early morning on Sunday 23 May 2021 at 6:41 am local time, at an intermediate to considerable depth of 171 km below the surface.
4.3 quake 23 May 6:41 am (GMT -6)
The event was filed by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the United States Geological Survey which listed the quake at magnitude 4.3 as well.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Nagarote (pop. 26,300, 8 km away), La Paz Centro (pop. 23,500, 21 km away), Ciudad Sandino (pop. 50,000, 23 km away), Managua (pop. 973,100, 33 km away), El Crucero (pop. 16,500, 35 km away), San Rafael del Sur (pop. 29,800, 41 km away), Leon (pop. 144,500, 44 km away), Tipitapa (pop. 50,000, 49 km away), and San Marcos (pop. 23,300, 50 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Date & time: 23 May 2021 6:41 am (GMT -6) local time (23 May 2021 12:41 GMT)
Depth: 171.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.2°N / 86.55°W (Departamento de Leon, Nicaragua)
Primary data source: EMSC
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