Terremoto forte mag. 5.2 - Departamento de Jinotega, 54 km a nord da Matagalpa, Nicaragua, domenica, 07 febbraio 2021 -

Terremoto forte mag. 5.2 - Departamento de Jinotega, 54 km a nord da Matagalpa, Nicaragua, domenica, 07 febbraio 2021

Terremoto forte magnitudine 5.2 at 10 km depth

7 Feb 18:06 UTC: Primo a segnalare: EMSC dopo 4 minuti.
Update Sun, 7 Feb 2021, 18:12
Significant earthquake of magnitude 5.2 just reported 40 km northeast of Jinotega, Nicaragua
5.2 quake 7 Feb 12:02 pm (GMT -6)
5.2 quake 7 Feb 12:02 pm (GMT -6)
A shallow magnitude 5.2 earthquake was reported around noon near Jinotega, Departamento de Jinotega, Nicaragua.
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the quake hit on Sunday 7 February 2021 at 12:02 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Wiwili (pop. 7,000) located 25 km from the epicenter, Las Praderas (pop. 7,800) 26 km away, Quilali (pop. 13,600) 29 km away, and Jinotega (pop. 55,000) 40 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Jalapa (pop. 24,000) located 67 km from the epicenter, Rio Blanco (pop. 17,000) 83 km away, and Somoto (pop. 20,300) 83 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Data & ora: 7 Feb 2021 18:02:51 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro: domenica, 7 feb 2021 12:02 (GMT -6)
Magnitudine: 5.2
Profondità: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 13.4°N / 85.82°W (Departamento de Jinotega, Nicaragua)
Vulcano più vicino: Esteli (68 km / 42 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
25 km S da Wiwili (Wiwilí, Nueva Segovia) (pop: 6,960) --> Vedi sismi vicini
26 km N da Las Praderas (Jinotega) (pop: 7,840) --> Vedi sismi vicini
29 km SE da Quilali (Quilalí, Nueva Segovia) (pop: 13,600) --> Vedi sismi vicini
40 km NNE da Jinotega (pop: 55,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
67 km SSE da Jalapa (Nueva Segovia) (pop: 24,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
83 km NO da Rio Blanco (Río Blanco, Matagalpa) (pop: 17,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
83 km E da Somoto (Madriz) (pop: 20,300) --> Vedi sismi vicini
148 km NNE da Managua (pop: 973,100) --> Vedi sismi vicini
157 km NE da Leon (León) (pop: 144,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
168 km ESE da Tegucigalpa (Francisco Morazán, Honduras) (pop: 850,800) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 24°C (75 F), humidity: 60%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from ENE
Fonte dati primaria: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 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
5.210 kmNICARAGUAEMSC
5.010 km39 Km Al Noreste De Jinotega, NicaraguaINETER

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Jinotega / not felt
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