Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.3 just reported 88 km southwest of San Rafael del Sur, Nicaragua
Thu, 22 Jul 2021, 01:4901:49 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A shallow magnitude 4.3 earthquake was reported early evening near San Rafael del Sur, Departamento de Managua, Nicaragua.
4.3 quake 21 Jul 7:35 pm (GMT -6)
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the quake hit on Wednesday 21 July 2021 at 7:35 pm local time at a shallow depth of 21 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Masachapa (pop. 5,000) located 77 km from the epicenter, and San Rafael del Sur (pop. 29,800) 88 km away.
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Date & time: 21 Jul 7:35 pm (GMT -6) local time (22 Jul 2021 01:35 GMT)
Depth: 21.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.28°N / 87°W (North Pacific Ocean, Nicaragua)
Primary data source: EMSC
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