Sismo leggero mag. 4.2 - North Pacific Ocean, 53 km a sud da Chinandega, Nicaragua, martedí, 06 aprile 2021 -

Sismo leggero mag. 4.2 - North Pacific Ocean, 53 km a sud da Chinandega, Nicaragua, martedí, 06 aprile 2021

Sismo leggero magnitudine 4.2 at 70 km depth

6 Apr 21:37 UTC: Primo a segnalare: EMSC dopo 4 minuti.
6 Apr 22:05: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 4.1 a 4.2. Profondità ricalcolata da 34.0 a 70.0 km (da 21 a 43 mi). Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 8.6 km (5.3 mi) al NE.
Update Tue, 6 Apr 2021, 22:06
Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake 53 km southwest of Chinandega, Nicaragua
4.2 quake 6 Apr 3:33 pm (GMT -6)
4.2 quake 6 Apr 3:33 pm (GMT -6)
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported a magnitude 4.2 quake in Nicaragua near Chinandega, Departamento de Chinandega, 33 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early afternoon on Tuesday 6 April 2021 at 3:33 pm local time at an intermediate depth of 70 km. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the United States Geological Survey which listed the quake at magnitude 4.2 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Corinto (pop. 19,200) located 36 km from the epicenter, Chichigalpa (pop. 33,100) 53 km away, Chinandega (pop. 126,400) 53 km away, Leon (pop. 144,500) 54 km away, El Viejo (pop. 53,500) 56 km away, and La Paz Centro (pop. 23,500) 70 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Data & ora: 6 Apr 2021 21:33:23 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro: Tuesday, 6 Apr 2021 15:33 (GMT -6)
Magnitudine: 4.2
Profondità: 70.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 12.18°N / 87.3°W (North Pacific Ocean, Nicaragua)
Vulcano più vicino: San Cristobal (75 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
36 km SSO da Corinto (pop: 19,200) --> Vedi sismi vicini
53 km SSO da Chichigalpa (pop: 33,100) --> Vedi sismi vicini
53 km SSO da Chinandega (pop: 126,400) --> Vedi sismi vicini
54 km OSO da Leon (pop: 144,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
56 km SSO da El Viejo (pop: 53,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
70 km OSO da La Paz Centro (pop: 23,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
114 km O da Managua (pop: 973,100) --> Vedi sismi vicini
164 km SSO da Somoto (pop: 20,300) --> Vedi sismi vicini
237 km SE da Sensuntepeque (El Salvador) (pop: 20,400) --> Vedi sismi vicini
265 km SE da San Salvador (El Salvador) (pop: 526,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 34°C (93 F), humidity: 49%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from S
Fonte dati primaria: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 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.
4.237 km42 Km Al Suroeste De Poneloya, NicaraguaINETER
4.270 km35 Km SSW of Corinto, NicaraguaUSGS

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