Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 86 km south of Leon, Nicaragua, on Wednesday, 10 Feb 2021 8:40 pm (GMT -6) -

Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 86 km south of Leon, Nicaragua, on Wednesday, 10 Feb 2021 8:40 pm (GMT -6)

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 23 km depth

11 Feb 02:49 UTC: First to report: INETER after 8 minutes.
11 Feb 03:00: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 4.8. Epicenter location corrected by 1.6 km (1 mi) towards SW.
11 Feb 03:14: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 24.0 to 23.0 km (from 14.9 to 14.3 mi).
Date & time: 11 Feb 2021 02:40:48 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 10 Feb 2021 8:40 pm (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 23.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.69°N / 87.09°W (North Pacific Ocean, Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Nejapa-Miraflores (95 km / 59 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
64 km (40 mi) W of Masachapa (pop: 5,000) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) WSW of San Rafael del Sur (pop: 29,800) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) SW of Nagarote (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (54 mi) SSW of Leon (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) WSW of Diriamba (pop: 35,000) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) WSW of Ciudad Sandino (pop: 50,000) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) W of Jinotepe (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) S of Chichigalpa (pop: 33,100) --> See nearby quakes!
104 km (65 mi) WSW of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (128 mi) SSW of Somoto (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 27.4°C (81 F), humidity: 76%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from NNE
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 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
4.823 km58 Km Al Suroeste De El Transito, NicaraguaINETER
4.855 kmNear Coast of NicaraguaGFZ
4.860 km4.8 NICARAGUAEMSC
4.858 km45 Km W of Masachapa, NicaraguaUSGS

User reports for this quake (5)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
San Salvador / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 10-15 s
San Salvador / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 10-15 s
San Salvador / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 10-15 s
Managua / not felt
San Salvador / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 10-15 s
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