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Weak mag. 2.7 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 93 km south of Leon, Nicaragua, on Tuesday, Dec 6, 2022 at 9:50 pm (GMT -6) -

Weak mag. 2.7 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 93 km south of Leon, Nicaragua, on Tuesday, Dec 6, 2022 at 9:50 pm (GMT -6) Weak mag. 2.7 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 93 km south of Leon, Nicaragua, on Tuesday, Dec 6, 2022 at 9:50 pm (GMT -6)

Weak magnitude 2.7 earthquake at 13 km depth

7 Dec 03:56 UTC: First to report: INETER after 5 minutes.
7 Dec 04:00: Magnitude recalculated from 2.5 to 2.7. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 23.0 to 14.0 km (from 14.3 to 8.7 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4.7 km (2.9 mi) towards ENE.
7 Dec 04:07: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 14.0 to 13.0 km (from 8.7 to 8.1 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.4 km (0.9 mi) towards SSW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 7, 2022 03:50:54 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Dec 6, 2022 at 9:50 pm (GMT -6)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude2.7
Depth13.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude11.626°N / 87.083°W (North Pacific Ocean, Nicaragua)
Antipode11.626°S / 92.917°E
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceINETER
Nearest volcanoNejapa-Miraflores (100 km / 62 mi)
Nearby towns and cities64 km (40 mi) WSW of Masachapa (pop: 5,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
74 km (46 mi) WSW of San Rafael del Sur (pop: 29,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
91 km (56 mi) SW of Nagarote (pop: 26,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
93 km (58 mi) SSW of Leon (pop: 144,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
95 km (59 mi) WSW of Diriamba (pop: 35,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
99 km (62 mi) WSW of Jinotepe (pop: 29,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
100 km (62 mi) SW of Ciudad Sandino (pop: 50,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
107 km (66 mi) WSW of Managua (pop: 973,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeScattered Clouds 26.7°C (80 F), humidity: 74%, wind: 9 m/s (18 kts) from E
Estimated seismic energy released7.1 x 108 joules (197 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.169 tons of TNT) | 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
2.713 km63 Km Al Suroeste De El Transito, NicaraguaINETER
2.714 kmNEAR COAST OF NICARAGUAEMSC
2.714 kmNear Coast of NicaraguaRaspberryShake

Seismograms

Seismic station: Managua, Nicaragua (MGAN/NU network) | Distance from quake: 108 km / 67 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: 0.5-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

At magnitude 2.7, 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.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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