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
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
2.6148 km7 Km Al Norte De El Realejo, NicaraguaINETER
2.5149 kmNEAR COAST OF NICARAGUAEMSC

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.
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santa rosa / Weak shaking (MMI III)
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