Mag. 4.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 133 km south of Leon, León, Nicaragua, on Thursday, 3 Dec 2020 8:32 pm (GMT -6) -

Mag. 4.1 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 133 km south of Leon, León, Nicaragua, on Thursday, 3 Dec 2020 8:32 pm (GMT -6)

Light magnitude 4.1 earthquake at 9 km depth

4 Dec 02:35 UTC: First to report: INETER after 3 minutes.
4 Dec 02:42: Magnitude recalculated from 4.1 to 4.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 19.0 km (from 6.2 to 11.8 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 8.6 km (5.3 mi) towards ENE.
4 Dec 02:49: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 19.0 to 7.0 km (from 11.8 to 4.3 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 13 km (7.9 mi) towards SW.
4 Dec 03:56: Magnitude recalculated from 4.0 to 4.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 7.0 to 9.0 km (from 4.3 to 5.6 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.1 km (1.9 mi) towards SSW.
Date & time: 4 Dec 2020 02:32:21 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 3 Dec 2020 8:32 pm (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 4.1
Depth: 9.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.332°N / 87.341°W (North Pacific Ocean, Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Nejapa-Miraflores (126 km / 78 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
103 km (64 mi) WSW of Masachapa (pop: 5,000) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) WSW of San Rafael del Sur (pop: 29,800) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (83 mi) SSW of Leon (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) WSW of Diriamba (pop: 35,000) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) SW of Ciudad Sandino (pop: 50,000) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) S of Chinandega (pop: 126,400) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) SW of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) S of El Viejo (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) WSW of Masaya (pop: 130,100) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (102 mi) WSW of Granada (pop: 89,400) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) WSW of Virginia Island --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) WSW of Isla La Calabaza Island --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 26.5°C (80 F), humidity: 83%, wind: 9 m/s (18 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1010 joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 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
M 4.19 km89 Km Al Suroeste De Masachapa, NicaraguaINETER
M 4.235 kmNEAR COAST OF NICARAGUAEMSC
M 4.310 km92 Km WSW of Masachapa, NicaraguaUSGS

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