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Weak mag. 2.0 earthquake - 21 km northeast of Chinandega, Nicaragua, on Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 at 10:44 pm (GMT -6) -

Weak mag. 2.0 earthquake - 21 km northeast of Chinandega, Nicaragua, on Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 at 10:44 pm (GMT -6) Weak mag. 2.0 earthquake - 21 km northeast of Chinandega, Nicaragua, on Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 at 10:44 pm (GMT -6)

Weak magnitude 2.0 earthquake at 6 km depth

2 Oct 04:49 UTC: First to report: INETER after 4 minutes.
2 Oct 04:56: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 6.0 km (from 3.1 to 3.7 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.4 km (2.1 mi) towards SW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeOct 2, 2022 04:44:49 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Oct 1, 2022 at 10:44 pm (GMT -6)
Depth6.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude12.708°N / 86.955°W (Chinandega, Nicaragua)
Antipode12.708°S / 93.045°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt2 reports
Primary data sourceINETER
Nearest volcanoSan Cristobal (5 km / 3 mi)
Nearby towns and cities16 km (10 mi) NNE of Chichigalpa (pop: 33,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
21 km (13 mi) ENE of Chinandega (pop: 126,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
23 km (15 mi) ENE of El Viejo (pop: 53,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
28 km (18 mi) ESE of Puerto Morazan (Puerto Morazán) (pop: 7,670) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
31 km (19 mi) NNW of Leon (León) (pop: 144,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
34 km (21 mi) NE of Corinto (pop: 19,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
38 km (23 mi) S of Somotillo (pop: 15,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
100 km (62 mi) NW of Managua (pop: 973,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 21.5°C (71 F), humidity: 99%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from E
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 107 joules (17.5 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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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.
2.06 km5 Km Al Norte De Volcán San Cristóbal, NicaraguaINETER


Seismic station: volcan San Cristobal, Nicaragua (CRIN/NU network) | Distance from quake: 7 km / 5 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station volcan San Cristobal, 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. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (2)

At magnitude 2.0, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people except under very favorable conditions.
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Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazán (156.3 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Shaking  
Oropoli / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s : Vibracion  

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