Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, 46 km south of Cayo El Pigeon Island, Nicaragua, on Friday, 15 Jan 2021 6:47 am (GMT -6) -

Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, 46 km south of Cayo El Pigeon Island, Nicaragua, on Friday, 15 Jan 2021 6:47 am (GMT -6)

Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 13 km depth

15 Jan 12:51 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 4 minutes.
15 Jan 14:12: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 13.0 km (from 6.2 to 8.1 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.5 km (3.4 mi) towards NW.
Date & time: 15 Jan 2021 12:47:30 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 15 Jan 2021 6:47 am (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 13.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.4°N / 83.76°W (Caribbean Sea, Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Volcán Azul (130 km / 81 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
50 km (31 mi) N of Greytown (pop: 642) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) S of Bluefields (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) ESE of Nueva Guinea (pop: 52,900) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) SSE of El Rama (pop: 20,500) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (72 mi) ENE of San Carlos (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) NNE of San Jose (Costa Rica) (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) ESE of Juigalpa (pop: 50,000) --> See nearby quakes!
220 km (137 mi) ESE of Camoapa (pop: 16,700) --> See nearby quakes!
233 km (145 mi) SE of Rio Blanco (Río Blanco) (pop: 17,000) --> See nearby quakes!
283 km (176 mi) ESE of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 23°C (73 F), humidity: 94%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from N
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 4.83 km49 Km Al Norte De San Juan De Nicaragua, NicaraguaINETER
M 4.713 km68 Km Al Sur De Blufields, Nicaragua.RSN

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Key Largo FL / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s : loud noise
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