Minor mag. 2.6 earthquake - 10.1 km southwest of Chinandega, Nicaragua, on Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 7:00 pm (GMT -6) -

Minor mag. 2.6 earthquake - 10.1 km southwest of Chinandega, Nicaragua, on Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 7:00 pm (GMT -6)

Minor magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 148 km depth

10 Oct 01:07 UTC: First to report: INETER after 7 minutes.
10 Oct 01:14: Magnitude recalculated from 2.5 to 2.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 149.0 to 148.0 km (from 93 to 92 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 8 km (5 mi) towards ENE.
Date & time: Oct 10, 2021 01:00:55 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 7:00 pm (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 2.6
Depth: 148.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.592°N / 87.216°W (Chinandega, Nicaragua)
Antipode: 12.592°S / 92.784°E
Nearest volcano: San Cristobal (34 km / 21 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) NW of El Realejo (Chinandega) (pop: 6,210) --> See nearby quakes!
10 km (6 mi) SSW of El Viejo (Chinandega) (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
10 km (6 mi) WSW of Chinandega (pop: 126,400) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) NNW of Corinto (Chinandega) (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) W of Chichigalpa (Chinandega) (pop: 33,100) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (25 mi) WNW of Leon (León) (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) SSW of Somotillo (Chinandega) (pop: 15,400) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) WNW of La Paz Centro (León) (pop: 23,500) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) WNW of Nagarote (León) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) WNW of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 26.7°C (80 F), humidity: 84%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from WNW
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 5 x 108 joules (139 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.12 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
Show interactive Map
[smaller] [bigger]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
If you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable to earthquake science, seismic hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

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.
2.6148 km7 Km Al Norte De El Realejo, NicaraguaINETER

User reports for this quake (1)

At magnitude 2.6, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
santa rosa / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Try our free app!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Android | iOS version
Why is there advertising on this site?
Support us - Help us upgrade our services!
We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
We need financing to increase hard- and software capacity as well as support our editor team. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features, write great content, and in upgrading our soft- and hardware, please make a donation (PayPal or Online credit card payment).

Planned features:
  • Improved multilanguage support
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Detailed quake stats
  • Additional seismic data sources
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.