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, 21:06Moderate 4.2 quake hits near Nicaragua, Departamento de Rivas
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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