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Light mag. 3.4 earthquake - 14 km southeast of Managua, Nicaragua, on Friday, May 13, 2022 at 4:27 pm (GMT -6) -

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Light mag. 3.4 earthquake - 14 km southeast of Managua, Nicaragua, on Friday, May 13, 2022 at 4:27 pm (GMT -6) Light mag. 3.4 earthquake - 14 km southeast of Managua, Nicaragua, on Friday, May 13, 2022 at 4:27 pm (GMT -6)

Light magnitude 3.4 earthquake at 5 km depth

13 May 22:29 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 2 minutes.
13 May 22:42: Now using data updates from EMSC
13 May 23:13: Magnitude recalculated from 3.6 to 3.4. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 9.0 to 5.0 km (from 5.6 to 3.1 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards E.
Update Fri, 13 May 2022, 22:36
Seismic-like event, possible earthquake, reported about 10 minutes ago near Managua, Managua, Nicaragua
We are receiving unverified early reports of ground shaking possibly caused by seismic activity in or near Managua, Managua, Nicaragua on 13 May 2022 (GMT) at approximately 22:25 GMT.
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Date & time: May 13, 2022 22:27:11 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, May 13, 2022 at 4:27 pm (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 3.4
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.03°N / 86.18°W (Ticuantepe, Departamento de Managua, Nicaragua)
Antipode: 12.03°S / 93.82°E
Nearest volcano: Masaya (6 km / 4 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) ENE of Ticuantepe (Managua) (pop: 13,200) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) WNW of Masaya (pop: 130,100) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (8 mi) N of San Marcos (Carazo) (pop: 23,300) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) SE of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) ENE of El Crucero (Managua) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (13 mi) N of Jinotepe (Carazo) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) SSW of Tipitapa (Managua) (pop: 50,000) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) SE of Ciudad Sandino (Managua) (pop: 50,000) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) WNW of Granada (pop: 89,400) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) ESE of Leon (León) (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 31.5°C (89 F), humidity: 52%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from ENE
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 109 joules (2.21 megawatt hours, equivalent to 1.9 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.45 kmNICARAGUAEMSC
3.59 km6 Km Al Noroeste De Volcán Masaya, NicaraguaINETER
3.45 km3 Km ENE of Ticuantepe, NicaraguaUSGS
3.45 kmNicaraguaRaspberryShake

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Managua (13.7 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Esyaba sentada; senti una vibracion similar a cuando pasan los camiones de carga y el techo se escuchaba vibrando  
Managua (7.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Not strong but clear shaking | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Managua (9.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
gran (3.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : was on a mesedora, the felt some shaking  
Ticuantepe (5.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / complex rolling (tilting in multiple directions) / 2-5 s : The desk and chair moving up and down. The windows jonkin from me.  
Managua (13.4 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vertical swinging (up and down) / very short
Managua Nicaragua (9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Managua (4.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 20-30 s : Fue fuerte  
Managua (14.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Estaba acostado, la cama empezó a sacudirse, no alcanzar a ver los objetos colgantes  
Managua, Nicaragua (11.4 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Managua (9.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Managua nicaragua villa fraternidad (12.5 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 15-20 s
Managua (11 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / rattling, vibrating / very short : Very fast strong earth tremble  
Managua (34 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s
managua (4.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
gran (3.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : was on a mesedora, the felt some shaking  
Managua Nicaragua (10.8 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Nicaragua (10.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ticuantepe / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / very short : Quick violent rumbling  
Managua / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Managua / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s
Ticuantepe / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Shaking and rattling of roof and windows  
Managua, Villa Fontana Sur / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 10-15 s : Vibrating and rattling noise of the roof  
Managua / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Managua / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Ticuantempe / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
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