Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Departamento de Leon, 33 km west of Managua, Nicaragua, on Sunday, 23 May 2021 6:41 am (GMT -6) -

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Departamento de Leon, 33 km west of Managua, Nicaragua, on Sunday, 23 May 2021 6:41 am (GMT -6)

Séisme faible magnitude 4.3 at 171 km depth

23 May 12:46 UTC: Premier à signaler: EMSC après 5 minutes.
23 May 12:56: Magnitude recalculée de 3.2 à 4.3. Profondeur recalculée de 170.0 à 171.0 km (de 106 à 106 mi). Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 7.1 km (4.4 mi) au NE.
Update Sun, 23 May 2021, 12:57
Magnitude 4.3 earthquake strikes near Managua, Departamento de Managua, Nicaragua
4.3 quake 23 May 6:41 am (GMT -6)
4.3 quake 23 May 6:41 am (GMT -6)
Just 15 minutes ago, a 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck near Managua, Departamento de Managua, Nicaragua. The tremor was recorded early morning on Sunday 23 May 2021 at 6:41 am local time, at an intermediate to considerable depth of 171 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the United States Geological Survey which listed the quake at magnitude 4.3 as well.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Nagarote (pop. 26,300, 8 km away), La Paz Centro (pop. 23,500, 21 km away), Ciudad Sandino (pop. 50,000, 23 km away), Managua (pop. 973,100, 33 km away), El Crucero (pop. 16,500, 35 km away), San Rafael del Sur (pop. 29,800, 41 km away), Leon (pop. 144,500, 44 km away), Tipitapa (pop. 50,000, 49 km away), and San Marcos (pop. 23,300, 50 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 23 May 2021 12:41:55 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: dimanche, 23 mai 2021 06:41 (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 4.3
Profondeur: 171.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.2°N / 86.55°W (Departamento de Leon, Nicaragua)
Volcan le plus près: Apoyeque (29 km / 18 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km SSE de Nagarote (León) (pop: 26,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
21 km SE de La Paz Centro (León) (pop: 23,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
23 km O de Ciudad Sandino (Managua) (pop: 50,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
33 km ONO de Managua (pop: 973,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
35 km NO de El Crucero (Managua) (pop: 16,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
41 km NNO de San Rafael del Sur (Managua) (pop: 29,800) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
44 km SE de León (pop: 144,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
49 km O de Tipitapa (Managua) (pop: 50,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
50 km NO de San Marcos (Carazo) (pop: 23,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
221 km SSE de Tegucigalpa (Francisco Morazán, Honduras) (pop: 850,800) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 24.1°C (75 F), humidity: 66%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from ENE
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) Plus d'infos
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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.
3.3169 km16 Km Al Noreste De El Transito, NicaraguaINETER
4.3171 km7 Km SSE of Nagarote, NicaraguaUSGS

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Managua (36.4 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
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