Weak mag. 2.8 earthquake - 52 km east of Juigalpa, Departamento de Chontales, Nicaragua, on Tuesday, 23 Feb 2021 9:18 pm (GMT -6) -
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Weak magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 10 km depth
24 Feb 05:16 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 1 hour and 58 minutes.
Date & time: 24 Feb 2021 03:18:03 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 23 Feb 2021 9:18 pm (GMT -6)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.07°N / 84.89°W (Departamento de Chontales, Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Las Lajas (95 km / 59 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
12 km (7 mi) ENE of Villa Sandino (Chontales) (pop: 7,800) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) E of Santo Tomas (Santo Tomás, Chontales) (pop: 14,800) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) SE of Santo Domingo (Chontales) (pop: 5,830) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (20 mi) ENE of Acoyapa (Chontales) (pop: 10,600) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) E of Juigalpa (Chontales) (pop: 50,000) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (39 mi) NW of Nueva Guinea (South Caribbean Coast) (pop: 52,900) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) W of El Rama (South Caribbean Coast) (pop: 20,500) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) ESE of Camoapa (Boaco) (pop: 16,700) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (82 mi) E of Masaya (pop: 130,100) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) E of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 109 joules (278 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.239 tons of TNT) More info
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