Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 57km W of Masachapa, Nicaragua

Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 60 km west of San Rafael del Sur, Nicaragua, on Sat, 15 Jun 2013 11:34

Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 60 km west of San Rafael del Sur, Nicaragua, on Sat, 15 Jun 2013 11:34

Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 36 km depth

15 Jun 17:40 UTC: First to report: USGS after 6 minutes.
Date & time: Jun 15, 2013 17:34:29 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Sat, 15 Jun 2013 11:34
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 35.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.7246°N / 86.9754°W (North Pacific Ocean, Nicaragua)
Antipode: 11.725°S / 93.025°E
Nearest volcano: Nejapa-Miraflores (92 km / 57 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
51 km (32 mi) W of Masachapa (pop: 5,000) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) WSW of San Rafael del Sur (pop: 29,800) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) S of Leon (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) SW of Ciudad Sandino (pop: 50,000) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) W of Jinotepe (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) WSW of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) WSW of Masaya (pop: 130,100) --> See nearby quakes!
263 km (164 mi) S of Tegucigalpa (Honduras) (pop: 850,800) --> See nearby quakes!
298 km (185 mi) SE of Sensuntepeque (El Salvador) (pop: 20,400) --> See nearby quakes!
325 km (202 mi) SE of San Salvador (El Salvador) (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.536 km50km W of Masachapa, NicaraguaUSGS
6.552 km NEAR COAST OF NICARAGUAEMSC
6.710 kmNicaraguaINETER
6.449 kmNear Coast of NicaraguaGFZ
6.536 kmW of Masachapa, NicaraguaGeoAu
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Managua, Nicaragua (88.9 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was inside a cafe when first it sounded like a train our heavy truck coming. Then three quake started and got stronger with time. After 12 shakes the max was reached and 18 shakes and 30sec the quake was over. Inside the kitchen you could hear the potte  
diriamba (81.1 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It felt as i was standing on a surfboard in the sea  
Granada (113.6 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
leon nicaragua / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Leon, Nicaragua / Light shaking (MMI IV) : obviously a quake..seemed to go on for awhile..everyone i met around town after talking about it  
telica / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : i felt it. i lm visiting my parents and we live in telica and it was pretty damn strong. i was laying in bed and it was hard for me to get up   
Dolores, Nicaragua; Carazo Region (84.2 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Heard what we thought was a short duration loud thunder clap. We were standing next to our truck and noticed is shaking then looked around and saw a light pole, other vehicles and rebar sticking out of unfinished construction swaying noticably.  
Managua, Nicaragua (93.4 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It shook quite a bit. First of all it started with a slight tremor and then built in intensity. People were getting out of their houses!  
Delores, Nicarag / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Delores, Nicarag / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Leon, Nicaragua / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)
Tilaran, Guanacaste, CR (259.6 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I knew immediately this was an earthquake. The chair in which I was sitting shook, and the ceiling lamps swayed.  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (359 quakes)

  • 10 Dec 2013 14:58 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    7.4 km (4.6 mi) depth
    |
    96 km (60 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 10 Dec 2013 12:11 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    6.8 km (4.2 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 10 Dec 2013 11:59 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 10 Dec 2013 00:51 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    45.2 km (28.1 mi) depth
    |
    76 km (47 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 09 Dec 2013 17:37 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    16.2 km (10.1 mi) depth
    |
    101 km (63 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 09 Dec 2013 09:41 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 09 Dec 2013 02:32 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    11.1 km (6.9 mi) depth
    |
    92 km (57 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 09 Dec 2013 00:33 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    117.2 km (72.8 mi) depth
    |
    94 km (58 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 08 Dec 2013 10:40 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    4 km (2.5 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (13 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 07 Dec 2013 06:25 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    80.3 km (49.9 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 07 Dec 2013 01:40 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    111.3 km (69.2 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (39 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 06 Dec 2013 19:40 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    65.6 km (40.8 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 06 Dec 2013 06:53 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    57.9 km (36 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 05 Dec 2013 10:09 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    4.1 km (2.5 mi) depth
    |
    96 km (60 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 04 Dec 2013 06:41 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    35.9 km (22.3 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 04 Dec 2013 06:41 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    22.3 km (13.9 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
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