Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 98 km west of Chinandega, Nicaragua, on 2021-04-14 06:48:50 -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 98 km west of Chinandega, Nicaragua, on 2021-04-14 06:48:50

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 36 km depth

14 Apr 12:56 UTC: First to report: INETER after 7 minutes.
Date & time: 14 Apr 2021 12:48:50 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2021-04-14 06:48:50
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 36.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.58°N / 88.03°W (North Pacific Ocean, Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Cosigüina (67 km / 42 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
65 km (41 mi) WSW of Jiquilillo (pop: 4,140) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) W of Corinto (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (59 mi) W of El Viejo (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) W of Chinandega (pop: 126,400) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) W of Leon (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (98 mi) SSE of Sensuntepeque (El Salvador) (pop: 20,400) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) SE of San Salvador (El Salvador) (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (116 mi) WSW of Somoto (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (118 mi) SSW of Tegucigalpa (Honduras) (pop: 850,800) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (124 mi) WNW of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 28.6°C (83 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from E
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 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
5.036 km52 Km Al Suroeste De Punta Cosigüina, NicaraguaINETER
4.754 kmNear Coast of NicaraguaGFZ
4.666 km57 Km W of Jiquilillo, NicaraguaUSGS
4.672 kmNEAR COAST OF NICARAGUAEMSC

User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
San Salvador / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
San Salvador / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (9 quakes):
  • 16 May 2021 01:18 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 15 May 2021 10:38 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    31 km (19.3 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 07 May 2021 01:56 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    29 km (18 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 02 May 2021 10:06 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    32 km (19.9 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 29 Apr 2021 07:20 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    26 km (16.2 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 27 Apr 2021 09:43 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    56 km (34.8 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 26 Apr 2021 05:31 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 26 Apr 2021 01:09 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    37 km (23 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 19 Apr 2021 15:22 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    36 km (22.4 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details

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