Mag. 4.5 earthquake - 45 km southwest of León, Nicaragua, on Monday, 23 Nov 2020 5:05 am (GMT -6) -

Mag. 4.5 earthquake  - 45 km southwest of León, Nicaragua, on Monday, 23 Nov 2020 5:05 am (GMT -6)

Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 80 km depth

23 Nov 11:12 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 7 minutes.
23 Nov 12:37: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.5. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 24.0 to 80.0 km (from 14.9 to 50 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 20 km (13 mi) towards NE.
23 Nov 15:28: Epicenter location corrected by 3.5 km (2.2 mi) towards NNE.
Update Mon, 23 Nov 2020, 11:15
Light earthquake of magnitude 4.7 just reported 112 km west of Managua, Nicaragua
4.7 quake 68 km southwest of León, Nicaragua, 23 Nov 5.05 am (GMT -6)
4.7 quake 68 km southwest of León, Nicaragua, 23 Nov 5.05 am (GMT -6)
A magnitude 4.7 earthquake near Corinto was reported only 10 minutes ago by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 24 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Monday 23 November 2020 at 5.05 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.7 as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter. Weak shaking might have been felt in Corinto (pop. 19,200) located 60 km from the epicenter, El Realejo (pop. 6,200) 67 km away, León (pop. 144,500) 68 km away, Posoltega (pop. 6,400) 73 km away, Quezalguaque (pop. 2,000) 73 km away, Chichigalpa (pop. 33,100) 74 km away, Chinandega (pop. 126,400) 77 km away, and Managua (pop. 973,100) 112 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you’re in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 23 Nov 2020 11:05:19 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 23 Nov 2020 5:05 am (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 80.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.1°N / 87.11°W (North Pacific Ocean, Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Telica (85 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
43 km (27 mi) S of Corinto (Chinandega) (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) SSW of Leon (León) (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (33 mi) S of Chichigalpa (Chinandega) (pop: 33,100) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) WSW of La Paz Centro (León) (pop: 23,500) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) S of Chinandega (pop: 126,400) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) WSW of Nagarote (León) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) S of El Viejo (Chinandega) (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) WNW of San Rafael del Sur (Managua) (pop: 29,800) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) W of Ciudad Sandino (Managua) (pop: 50,000) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) W of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) W of Isla La Calabaza Island --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) W of Virginia Island --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Moderate Rain 26.7°C (80 F), humidity: 81%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from E
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 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 4.946 km46 Km Al Suroeste De Las Penitas, NicaraguaINETER
M 4.577 kmNear Coast of NicaraguaGFZ
M 4.579 km43 Km S of Corinto, NicaraguaUSGS

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