Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 93 km south of Leon, Nicaragua, on Wednesday, 20 Jan 2021 3:06 am (GMT -6) -

Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 93 km south of Leon, Nicaragua, on Wednesday, 20 Jan 2021 3:06 am (GMT -6)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 47 km depth

20 Jan 09:11 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 5 minutes.
20 Jan 11:00: Magnitude recalculated from 4.1 to 4.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 27.0 to 47.0 km (from 16.8 to 29 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 34 km (21 mi) towards NE.
Date & time: 20 Jan 2021 09:06:31 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 20 Jan 2021 3:06 am (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 47.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.66°N / 87.2°W (North Pacific Ocean, Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Cerro Negro (142 km / 88 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
76 km (47 mi) W of Masachapa (pop: 5,000) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) WSW of San Rafael del Sur (pop: 29,800) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) S of Corinto (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SSW of Leon (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) SW of La Paz Centro (pop: 23,500) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) SW of Nagarote (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) S of Chinandega (pop: 126,400) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) WSW of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) WSW of Masaya (pop: 130,100) --> See nearby quakes!
213 km (133 mi) SSW of Somoto (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 26.6°C (80 F), humidity: 71%, wind: 15 m/s (29 kts) from ENE
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 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 4.247 kmNEAR COAST OF NICARAGUAEMSC
M 4.227 km105 Km Al Suroeste De El Transito, NicaraguaINETER
M 4.247 km76 Km W of Masachapa, NicaraguaUSGS

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