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Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 61 km southwest of Managua, Nicaragua, on 2021-07-23 23:25:27

Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 61 km southwest of Managua, Nicaragua, on 2021-07-23 23:25:27 Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 61 km southwest of Managua, Nicaragua, on 2021-07-23 23:25:27

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 41 km depth

24 Jul 05:28 UTC: First to report: INETER after 3 minutes.
24 Jul 05:35: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 4.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 40.0 to 46.0 km (from 25 to 29 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.7 km (2.3 mi) towards NE.
24 Jul 05:49: Magnitude recalculated from 4.3 to 4.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 46.0 to 41.0 km (from 29 to 25 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.6 km (1 mi) towards SW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJul 24, 2021 05:25:27 UTC
Local time at epicenter2021-07-23 23:25:27
Depth41.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude11.676°N / 86.566°W (North Pacific Ocean, Nicaragua)
Antipode11.676°S / 93.434°E
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceINETER
Nearest volcanoNejapa-Miraflores (58 km / 36 mi)
Nearby towns and cities14 km (8 mi) SSW of Masachapa (pop: 5,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
24 km (15 mi) SW of San Rafael del Sur (pop: 29,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
41 km (25 mi) WSW of Diriamba (pop: 35,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
45 km (28 mi) SW of El Crucero (pop: 16,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
47 km (29 mi) SW of San Marcos (pop: 23,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
53 km (33 mi) WSW of Masatepe (pop: 21,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
57 km (35 mi) W of Nandaime (pop: 20,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
59 km (37 mi) SSW of Ciudad Sandino (pop: 50,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
61 km (38 mi) SW of Managua (pop: 973,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
91 km (57 mi) SSE of Leon (pop: 144,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
112 km (70 mi) W of Isla de Ometepe Island (pop: 30,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 28.9°C (84 F), humidity: 68%, wind: 7 m/s (14 kts) from E
Estimated seismic energy released1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.241 km12 Km Al Suroeste De Pochomil, NicaraguaINETER
4.451 km65 Km Al Suroeste De Managua, Nicaragua.RSN


Seismic station: Managua, Nicaragua (MGAN/NU network) | Distance from quake: 63 km / 39 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Managua, Nicaragua: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.2-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (2)

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Concepcion, La Unión, Cartago (338.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : I'm in Costa Rica (reported through our app)  
Managua (62.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short

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