Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 89 km southwest of San Rafael del Sur, Nicaragua, on 21 Jul 8:16 pm (GMT -6) -

Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 89 km southwest of San Rafael del Sur, Nicaragua, on 21 Jul 8:16 pm (GMT -6)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 28 km depth

22 Jul 02:22 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 5 minutes.
Update Thu, 22 Jul 2021, 02:27
Moderate magnitude 4.2 quake hits 89 km southwest of San Rafael del Sur, Nicaragua in the evening
4.2 quake 21 Jul 8:16 pm (GMT -6)
4.2 quake 21 Jul 8:16 pm (GMT -6)
Just 10 minutes ago, a 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck near San Rafael del Sur, Departamento de Managua, Nicaragua. The tremor was recorded in the evening on Wednesday 21 July 2021 at 8:16 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 28 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the first seismological agency to report it.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Masachapa (pop. 5,000) located 78 km from the epicenter, and San Rafael del Sur (pop. 29,800) 89 km away.
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Earthquake data:

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Date & time: 22 Jul 2021 02:16:36 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 21 Jul 8:16 pm (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 28.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.3°N / 87.03°W (North Pacific Ocean, Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Nejapa-Miraflores (120 km / 75 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
78 km (49 mi) SW of Masachapa (pop: 5,000) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) SW of San Rafael del Sur (pop: 29,800) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) SW of Jinotepe (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) SW of Ciudad Sandino (pop: 50,000) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) SW of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) SW of Masaya (pop: 130,100) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (79 mi) S of Leon (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (85 mi) WSW of Granada (pop: 89,400) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) S of Chinandega (pop: 126,400) --> See nearby quakes!
354 km (220 mi) SE of San Salvador (El Salvador) (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 28.9°C (84 F), humidity: 78%, wind: 11 m/s (22 kts) from ENE
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.228 kmNEAR COAST OF NICARAGUAEMSC
4.016 km73 Km Al Suroeste De Pochomil, NicaraguaINETER
3.926 km106 Km Al Suroeste De Managua, Nicaragua.RSN

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