Minor mag. 1.7 earthquake - 21 km northeast of Leon, Nicaragua, on Wednesday, 17 Feb 2021 8:52 pm (GMT -6) -
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Minor magnitude 1.7 earthquake at 8 km depth
18 Feb 04:00 UTC: First to report: INETER after 1 hour and 7 minutes.
Date & time: 18 Feb 2021 02:52:45 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 17 Feb 2021 8:52 pm (GMT -6)
Depth: 8.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.54°N / 86.71°W (Departamento de Leon, Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Rota (4 km / 2 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
16 km (10 mi) E of Telica (León) (pop: 8,780) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) SW of Larreynaga (León) (pop: 7,700) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) ENE of Leon (León) (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) N of La Paz Centro (León) (pop: 23,500) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) NNW of Nagarote (León) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) E of Chichigalpa (Chinandega) (pop: 33,100) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) ESE of El Viejo (Chinandega) (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) NW of Ciudad Sandino (Managua) (pop: 50,000) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) NW of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) NW of Masaya (pop: 130,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 107 joules (6.22 kilowatt hours) More info
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|1.7||8 km||4 Km Al Norte De Volcán Cerro Negro, Nicaragua||INETER|
User reports for this quake
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.At magnitude 1.7, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people, but could be recorded instrumentally.