Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - 67 km west of Managua, Nicaragua, on 2020-10-28 22:24:02

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - 67 km west of Managua, Nicaragua, on 2020-10-28 22:24:02 Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - 67 km west of Managua, Nicaragua, on 2020-10-28 22:24:02

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 72 km depth

29 Oct 04:28 UTC: First to report: INETER after 4 minutes.
29 Oct 04:35: Magnitude recalculated from 4.2 to 4.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 73.0 to 72.0 km (from 45 to 45 mi).

Earthquake details

Date & timeOct 29, 2020 04:24:02 UTC
Local time at epicenter2020-10-28 22:24:02
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.3
Depth72.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude11.948°N / 86.833°W (North Pacific Ocean, Nicaragua)
Antipode11.948°S / 93.167°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceINETER
Nearest volcanoNejapa-Miraflores (59 km / 37 mi)
Nearby towns and cities36 km (22 mi) W of Villa El Carmen (pop: 5,220) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
44 km (28 mi) WNW of San Rafael del Sur (pop: 29,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
46 km (28 mi) SW of Nagarote (pop: 26,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
47 km (29 mi) SSW of La Paz Centro (pop: 23,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
55 km (34 mi) S of Leon (pop: 144,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
58 km (36 mi) WSW of Ciudad Sandino (pop: 50,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
65 km (41 mi) W of Diriamba (pop: 35,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
67 km (41 mi) WSW of Managua (pop: 973,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
80 km (50 mi) W of Masaya (pop: 130,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
82 km (51 mi) SSE of Chinandega (pop: 126,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
148 km (92 mi) WNW of Isla de Ometepe Island (pop: 30,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 27.5°C (82 F), humidity: 82%, wind: 2 m/s (5 kts) from NW
Estimated seismic energy released1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.372 km18 Km Al Suroeste De El Transito, NicaraguaINETER
4.13 km89 Km Al Suroeste De Managua, Nicaragua.RSN

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