Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 98 km southwest of Chinandega, Nicaragua, on 2019-09-21 16:51:11 -06:00
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Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 35 km depth
21 Sep 23:10 UTC: First to report: USGS after 20 minutes.
Date & time: 21 Sep 2019 22:51:11 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2019-09-21 16:51:11 -06:00
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.9885°N / 87.7443°W (North Pacific Ocean, Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Cosigüina (112 km / 70 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
83 km (52 mi) SW of Corinto (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) SW of Chinandega (pop: 126,400) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) SW of El Viejo (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
107 km (66 mi) WSW of Leon (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) W of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) W of Masaya (pop: 130,100) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) SW of Esteli (pop: 96,400) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) W of Granada (pop: 89,400) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (130 mi) SW of Somoto (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
246 km (153 mi) SE of San Salvador (El Salvador) (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.6||35 km||82km SW of Corinto, Nicaragua||USGS|
|M 4.6||35 km||Near Coast Of Nicaragua||EMSC|
|M 4.5||73 km||Near Coast of Nicaragua||GFZ|
User reports for this quake
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