Mag. 2.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 141 km southwest of Chinandega, Nicaragua, on 2020-10-29 07:36:10 -

Mag. 2.6 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 141 km southwest of Chinandega, Nicaragua, on 2020-10-29 07:36:10

Minor magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 10 km depth

29 Oct 15:14 UTC: First to report: INETER after 1 hour and 38 minutes.
Date & time: 29 Oct 2020 01:36:10 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-10-29 07:36:10
Magnitude: 2.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.675°N / 87.989°W (Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Cosigüina (152 km / 94 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
126 km (78 mi) SW of Corinto (Chinandega) (pop: 19,200)
141 km (88 mi) SW of Chinandega (pop: 126,400)
145 km (90 mi) SW of Chichigalpa (Chinandega) (pop: 33,100)
148 km (92 mi) SW of Leon (León) (pop: 144,500)
161 km (100 mi) WSW of La Paz Centro (León) (pop: 23,500)
170 km (106 mi) W of San Rafael del Sur (Managua) (pop: 29,800)
187 km (116 mi) WSW of Ciudad Sandino (Managua) (pop: 50,000)
196 km (122 mi) WSW of Managua (pop: 973,100)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 27.9°C (82 F), humidity: 81%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from NNE
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 5 x 108 joules (139 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.12 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 2.610 km127 Km Al Suroeste De Corinto, NicaraguaINETER

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