Sismo leggero mag. 4.2 - Departamento de Rivas, 46 km a sud-est da Granada, Nicaragua, 17 Jul 2:57 pm (GMT -6) -

Sismo leggero mag. 4.2 - Departamento de Rivas, 46 km a sud-est da Granada, Nicaragua, 17 Jul 2:57 pm (GMT -6)

Sismo leggero magnitudine 4.2 at 29 km depth

17 Jul 21:02 UTC: Primo a segnalare: EMSC dopo 5 minuti.
Update Sat, 17 Jul 2021, 21:06
Moderate 4.2 quake hits near Nicaragua, Departamento de Rivas
4.2 quake 17 Jul 2:57 pm (GMT -6)
4.2 quake 17 Jul 2:57 pm (GMT -6)
A shallow magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported early afternoon near Nicaragua, Departamento de Rivas.
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the quake hit on Saturday 17 July 2021 at 2:57 pm local time at a shallow depth of 29 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 should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Altagracia (pop. 2,800) located 19 km from the epicenter, and Moyogalpa (pop. 3,900) 26 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include San Jorge (pop. 7,200) located 40 km from the epicenter, Nicaragua (pop. 30,000) 43 km away, Nandaime (pop. 20,800) 52 km away, Masatepe (pop. 21,500) 64 km away, Tipitapa (pop. 50,000) 76 km away, and Managua (pop. 973,100) 85 km away.
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Earthquake data

Data & ora: 17 Jul 2021 20:57:30 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro: 17 Jul 2:57 pm (GMT -6)
Magnitudine: 4.2
Prof.: 29.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 11.74°N / 85.58°W (Departamento de Rivas, Nicaragua)
Antipode: 11.74°S / 94.42°E
Vulcano più vicino: Concepción (23 km / 14 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km N da Altagracia (Rivas) (pop: 2,770) --> Vedi sismi vicini
26 km NNE da Moyogalpa (Rivas) (pop: 3,940) --> Vedi sismi vicini
43 km NE da Nicaragua (Rivas) (pop: 30,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
52 km E da Nandaime (Granada) (pop: 20,800) --> Vedi sismi vicini
64 km ESE da Masatepe (Masaya) (pop: 21,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
73 km E da Diriamba (Carazo) (pop: 35,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
76 km SE da Tipitapa (Managua) (pop: 50,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
85 km ESE da Managua (pop: 973,100) --> Vedi sismi vicini
161 km ESE da Leon (León) (pop: 144,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
259 km NO da San José (Costa Rica) (pop: 335,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 28.6°C (84 F), humidity: 73%, wind: 8 m/s (16 kts) from ENE
Fonte dati primaria: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 MWh, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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Birri, Heredia (244.5 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Agua Caliente (392.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Jolt then swinging side to side  
La fortunate / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / very short
San Jose, Costa Rica (262.2 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 20-30 s
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