Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 101 km southwest of Managua, Nicaragua, on Wednesday, 20 May 2020 at 03:30 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 101 km southwest of Managua, Nicaragua, on Wednesday, 20 May 2020 at 03:30 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 33 km depth

20 May 03:38 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
May 20 07:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 4.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 50.0 to 32.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 32.0 to 33.0 km.
May 20 08:48: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.9.
Date & time: 20 May 2020 03:30:37 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.49°N / 86.9°W (North Pacific Ocean, Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Nejapa-Miraflores (86 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
53 km (33 mi) SW of Masachapa (pop: 5,000) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) SW of San Rafael del Sur (pop: 29,800) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (54 mi) WSW of Jinotepe (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) SW of Ciudad Sandino (pop: 50,000) --> See nearby quakes!
101 km (62 mi) SW of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (66 mi) S of Leon (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) S of Somoto (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 mi) S of Tegucigalpa (Honduras) (pop: 850,800) --> See nearby quakes!
324 km (202 mi) SE of Sensuntepeque (El Salvador) (pop: 20,400) --> See nearby quakes!
349 km (217 mi) SE of San Salvador (El Salvador) (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
4.933 kmNear Coast of NicaraguaGFZ
4.960 kmNear Coast Of NicaraguaEMSC
4.920 km44km SW of Masachapa, NicaraguaUSGS
5.070 kmNear Coast of NicaraguaGeoAu
5.118 km103 km al Suroeste de Managua, Nicaragua.RSN
5.224 km46 Km al suroeste de Pochomil, NicaraguaINETER

User reports for this quake (10)

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93.2 km E of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Wife was in bed , I was in living room. Both felt definite shaking. (reported through our app)  
91.8 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
100.6 km E of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Wife was in bed , I was in living room. Both felt definite shaking. (reported through our app)  
San Juan del sur / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was laying in bed and felt it lightly, but clear.  
Bluefields (Nicaragua, 326 km E of epicenter) : Solo sentí un leve movimiento (reported through EMSC)  
San Juan del Sur (Nicaragua, 97 km E of epicenter) : I was laying in bed and suddenly the bed started shaking, just a little bit but I felt it clear. (reported through EMSC)  
Managua (Nicaragua, 84 km NE of epicenter) : Se sintió por unos varios segundos... (reported through EMSC)  
Managua (Nicaragua, 84 km NE of epicenter) : Sismo mecido, suave pero perceptible. (reported through EMSC)  
Managua (Nicaragua, 81 km NE of epicenter) : Didn’t notice it too well as I attributed the movement of my bed to my pet dog. (reported through EMSC)  
San Marcos (Nicaragua, 71 km NE of epicenter) : It was pretty long, about 40sec to 1,5 minutes. (reported through EMSC)  
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