Terremoto moderado mag. 4.8 - North Pacific Ocean, 99 km SW of Chinandega, Nicaragua, Monday, 22 Feb. 2021 -

Terremoto moderado mag. 4.8 - North Pacific Ocean, 99 km SW of Chinandega, Nicaragua, Monday, 22 Feb. 2021

Terremoto moderado magnitud 4.8 at 35 km depth

22 Feb 21:32 UTC: Primero en informar: EMSC después de 5 minutos.
22 Feb 21:43: Magnitud recalculada de 4.6 a 4.8. Profundidad recalculada de 10.0 a 35.0 km (de 6.2 a 22 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 12 km (7.5 mi) al E.
Update Mon, 22 Feb 2021, 21:36
Moderate magnitude 4.6 quake hits 96 km southwest of Corinto, Nicaragua early afternoon
4.6 quake 22 Feb 3:26 pm (GMT -6)
4.6 quake 22 Feb 3:26 pm (GMT -6)
A magnitude 4.6 earthquake near Corinto, Departamento de Chinandega, Nicaragua, was reported only 9 minutes ago by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter early afternoon on Monday 22 February 2021 at 3:26 pm local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Jiquilillo (pop. 4,100) located 92 km from the epicenter, Corinto (pop. 19,200) 96 km away, El Viejo (pop. 53,500) 107 km away, and Chinandega (pop. 126,400) 108 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 22 Feb 2021 21:27:01 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: Monday, 22 Feb 2021 15:27 (GMT -6)
Magnitud: 4.8
Profundidad: 35.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 12.08°N / 87.85°W (Océano Pacífico Norte, Nicaragua)
Volcán mas cercano: Cosigüina (105 km / 65 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
86 km al SSO de Jiquilillo (pop: 4,140) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
86 km al OSO de Corinto (pop: 19,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
99 km al SO de El Viejo (pop: 53,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
99 km al SO de Chinandega (pop: 126,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
113 km al OSO de León (pop: 144,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
174 km al O de Managua (pop: 973,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
191 km al O de Masaya (pop: 130,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
208 km al SO de Somoto (pop: 20,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
216 km al SSE de Sensuntepeque (El Salvador) (pop: 20,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
230 km al SE de San Salvador (El Salvador) (pop: 526,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 27.7°C (82 F), humidity: 60%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from W
Fuente primaria de datos: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Energía liberada estimada: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
4.835 kmNEAR COAST OF NICARAGUAEMSC
4.229 km117 Km Al Suroeste De Jiquilillo, NicaraguaINETER
4.835 km85 Km SSW of Jiquilillo, NicaraguaUSGS

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