Light mag. 3.5 earthquake - 7.8 km southwest of Chinandega, Nicaragua, on Wednesday, 12 May 2021 at 08:47 (GMT) -
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Light magnitude 3.5 earthquake at 5 km depth
12 May 08:51 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 5 minutes.
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.57°N / 87.17°W (Departamento de Chinandega, Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: San Cristobal (23 km / 14 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) N of El Realejo (Chinandega) (pop: 6,210) --> See nearby quakes!
8 km (5 mi) SSW of Chinandega (pop: 126,400) --> See nearby quakes!
10 km (6 mi) N of Corinto (Chinandega) (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
10 km (6 mi) S of El Viejo (Chinandega) (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) W of Chichigalpa (Chinandega) (pop: 33,100) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) S of Puerto Morazan (Puerto Morazán, Chinandega) (pop: 7,670) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) WNW of Leon (León) (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (23 mi) ESE of Jiquilillo (Chinandega) (pop: 4,140) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) SSW of Somotillo (Chinandega) (pop: 15,400) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) WNW of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1010 joules (3.12 megawatt hours, equivalent to 2.68 tons of TNT) More info
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|3.5||5 km||NEAR COAST OF NICARAGUA||EMSC|
|3.5||5 km||3 Km Al Norte De El Realejo, Nicaragua||INETER|
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