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Moderate 4.9 quake hits near Managua, Departamento de Managua, Nicaragua

ven., 12 mars 2021, 07:08
4.9 quake 12 Mar 12:48 am (GMT -6)
4.9 quake 12 Mar 12:48 am (GMT -6)
Just 9 minutes ago, a 4.9-magnitude earthquake struck near Managua, Departamento de Managua, Nicaragua. The tremor was recorded after midnight on Friday 12 March 2021 at 12:48 am local time, at an intermediate to considerable depth of 163 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), which listed it as a magnitude 4.8 earthquake.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Nandaime (pop. 20,800) located 8 km from the epicenter, Granada (pop. 89,400) 19 km away, Masatepe (pop. 21,500) 25 km away, Jinotepe (pop. 29,500) 26 km away, Masaya (pop. 130,100) 27 km away, San Marcos (pop. 23,300) 29 km away, Diriamba (pop. 35,000) 30 km away, Tipitapa (pop. 50,000) 50 km away, and Managua (pop. 973,100) 51 km away.
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Earthquake data:
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Date & heure: 12 Mar 2021 12:48 am (GMT -6) local time (12 Mar 2021 06:48 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.9
Profondeur: 162.0 km
Épicentre latitude / longitude: 11.75°N / 85.98°W (Granada, Nicaragua)
Source de données principale: EMSC

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