Mag. 4.6 earthquake - 209 km west of Managua, Nicaragua, on 2020-01-23 09:16:04 -06:00 -

Mag. 4.6 earthquake  - 209 km west of Managua, Nicaragua, on 2020-01-23 09:16:04 -06:00

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 63 km depth

23 Jan 16:30 UTC: First to report: USGS after 1 hour and 14 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 63.0 to 62.6 km.
Date & time: 23 Jan 2020 15:16:04 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-01-23 09:16:04 -06:00
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 62.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.2576°N / 88.1718°W (North Pacific Ocean, Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Cosigüina (111 km / 69 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
95 km (59 mi) SW of Jiquilillo (pop: 4,140) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) WSW of Corinto (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) WSW of El Viejo (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) WSW of Chinandega (pop: 126,400) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) WSW of Chichigalpa (pop: 33,100) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) W of Leon (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) W of La Paz Centro (pop: 23,500) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 mi) W of Ciudad Sandino (pop: 50,000) --> See nearby quakes!
209 km (130 mi) W of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (135 mi) WSW of Esteli (pop: 96,400) --> See nearby quakes!
250 km (155 mi) W of Isla La Calabaza Island --> See nearby quakes!
251 km (156 mi) W of Virginia Island --> 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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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
M 4.663 km95km SW of Jiquilillo, NicaraguaUSGS
M 4.663 kmNear Coast Of NicaraguaEMSC

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
placencia belize / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
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