Sismo leggero mag. 4.7 - 15 km a sud da Leon, Nicaragua, venerdì, 05 febbraio 2021 -

Sismo leggero mag. 4.7 - 15 km a sud da Leon, Nicaragua, venerdì, 05 febbraio 2021

Sismo leggero magnitudine 4.7 at 130 km depth

5 Feb 12:35 UTC: Primo a segnalare: INETER dopo 5 minuti.
5 Feb 12:42: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 4.5 a 4.7. Profondità ricalcolata da 131.0 a 130.0 km (da 81 a 81 mi). Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 8.9 km (5.5 mi) al NNE.
5 Feb 12:49: Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 1.1 km (0.7 mi) al E.
Update Fri, 5 Feb 2021, 12:39
Magnitude 4.5 earthquake strikes near Leon, Departamento de Leon, Nicaragua
4.5 quake 5 Feb 6:29 am (GMT -6)
4.5 quake 5 Feb 6:29 am (GMT -6)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 occurred early morning on Friday 5 February 2021 at 6:29 am local time near Leon, Departamento de Leon, Nicaragua, as reported by the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at an intermediate depth of 131 km. The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.7. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.5.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Leon (pop. 144,500) located 22 km from the epicenter, La Paz Centro (pop. 23,500) 26 km away, Quezalguaque (pop. 2,000) 30 km away, Chinandega (pop. 126,400) 51 km away, Managua (pop. 973,100) 71 km away, Diriamba (pop. 35,000) 83 km away, Tipitapa (pop. 50,000) 86 km away, and Masaya (pop. 130,100) 91 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Data & ora: 5 Feb 2021 12:29:35 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro: venerdì, 5 feb 2021 06:29 (GMT -6)
Magnitudine: 4.7
Profondità: 130.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 12.31°N / 86.84°W (Departamento de Leon, Nicaragua)
Vulcano più vicino: Cerro Negro (26 km / 16 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
15 km SSE da Leon (León) (pop: 144,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
18 km O da La Paz Centro (León) (pop: 23,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
30 km O da Nagarote (León) (pop: 26,300) --> Vedi sismi vicini
36 km SE da Chichigalpa (Chinandega) (pop: 33,100) --> Vedi sismi vicini
41 km ESE da Corinto (Chinandega) (pop: 19,200) --> Vedi sismi vicini
53 km SE da El Viejo (Chinandega) (pop: 53,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
56 km ONO da Ciudad Sandino (Managua) (pop: 50,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
67 km ONO da Managua (pop: 973,100) --> Vedi sismi vicini
89 km ONO da Masaya (pop: 130,100) --> Vedi sismi vicini
201 km SSE da Tegucigalpa (Francisco Morazán, Honduras) (pop: 850,800) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 19°C (66 F), humidity: 94%, wind: 3 m/s (7 kts) from ENE
Fonte dati primaria: INETER
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 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.
MagnitudineProfonditàUbicazioneFonte
4.7130 km14 Km Al Sur De León, NicaraguaINETER
4.8152 kmNICARAGUAEMSC
4.7148 kmNicaraguaGFZ
4.8149 km10 Km WNW of La Paz Centro, NicaraguaUSGS

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