Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 18km SE of Larreynaga, Nicaragua on Thursday, 10 April 2014

Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 28 km southeast of Larreynaga, Departamento de Leon, Nicaragua, on Thursday, April 10, 2014 17:27:46

Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 28 km southeast of Larreynaga, Departamento de Leon, Nicaragua, on Thursday, April 10, 2014 17:27:46

Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 13 km depth

10 Apr 23:56 UTC: First to report: USGS after 28 minutes.
Date & time: Apr 10, 2014 23:27:46 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, April 10, 2014 17:27:46
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 13.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.5138°N / 86.3789°W (Departamento de Leon, Nicaragua)
Antipode: 12.514°S / 93.621°E
Nearest volcano: Momotombo (15 km / 9 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (6 mi) W of Valle San Francisco (Managua) (pop: 2,220) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) NE of Nagarote (León) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (23 mi) ENE of La Paz Centro (León) (pop: 23,500) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) N of Ciudad Sandino (Managua) (pop: 50,000) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) NNW of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) NW of Tipitapa (Managua) (pop: 50,000) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) E of Leon (León) (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) E of Chichigalpa (Chinandega) (pop: 33,100) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (51 mi) E of Chinandega (pop: 126,400) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) E of El Viejo (Chinandega) (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.110 kmNicaraguaGFZ
6.110 km NICARAGUAEMSC
6.113 km10km W of Valle San Francisco, NicaraguaUSGS
6.113 kmW of Valle San Francisco, NicaraguaGeoAu
6.20.6 kmNicaraguaINETER

User reports for this quake (19)

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Leon Nicaragua / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Granada / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was in the 2nd floor at home, ground shook side to side and scared the crap out of my family. Energy went off, telephone service too.  
managua (50.6 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
ciudad sandino / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Condega, Nicaragua (44.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Esteli (64.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
paso caballo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Jinotepe, Nicaragua (44.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : It has been a windy day. Suddenly as I was standing in the kitchen I could hear and feel the front of my very sturdy stone homw move but I did not feel any movement beneath my feet. The power went out as well as cell service. One half hour later the li  
Granada, Granada, Nicaragua (80.1 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
la concepcion, masaya / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Managua, Nicaragua / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Our group was sitting by the pool at Hotel Camino Real. There was obvious shaking with the pool water sloshing over the sides. Some became nauseous and disoriented.   
Tegucigalpa, Honduras / Light shaking (MMI IV) : In office building, floor noticeably shook left and right, lasted some5-7 seconds  
Mateare (Nicaragua, 35 km S of epicenter) : This questionnaire is asking about the 6.1 quake BUT my answers are for the 5.1 that proceeded the 6.1. The neighborhood was all outside when the 6.1 hit and it was strong but different than the 5.1 which had an up and down motion. My 1 ton truck was bo (reported through EMSC)  
Managua (Nicaragua, 46 km S of epicenter) : It all started around 5:43 pm Mountain Time. I was at work and suddenly well as you know started to crumble and some lights felt apart .. Some houses lose their ceilings and others the walls felt ... We're expecting a stronger one and all the country it's (reported through EMSC)  
Managua (Nicaragua, 46 km S of epicenter) : I was in the car, and I felt it quite intensely. I was scared sh...less. Never experienced it in a driving car before. (reported through EMSC)  
Managua (Nicaragua, 46 km S of epicenter) : It felt very strong and knocked things over in a 5 story building. Many aftershocks (reported through EMSC)  
Managua (Nicaragua, 46 km S of epicenter) : The most disturbing and intimidating thing was the reaction of the people. Everyone panicked and ran outside tramppling on other people and especially on children. (reported through EMSC)  
Managua (Nicaragua, 44 km S of epicenter) : There have been several tremmors since the big one. In 1972, an earthquake of the same magnitude, brought Managua to the ground. (reported through EMSC)  
Managua (Nicaragua, 62 km S of epicenter) : It lasted for like 7 seconds (approximately) (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (580 quakes)

  • 27 Sep 2014 06:22 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    6.4 km (4 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 24 Sep 2014 05:20 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    116.9 km (72.6 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 22 Sep 2014 22:38 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    4.4 km (2.7 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 21 Sep 2014 04:38 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    17.4 km (10.8 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 20 Sep 2014 16:21 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 16 Sep 2014 17:06 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    3.9 km (2.4 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 11 Sep 2014 02:01 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 08 Sep 2014 20:08 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    5.7 km (3.5 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 07 Sep 2014 17:42 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    4.8 km (3 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 07 Sep 2014 15:31 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    7.4 km (4.6 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 07 Sep 2014 09:15 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    8 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 07 Sep 2014 08:46 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    6.9 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 07 Sep 2014 08:44 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    6.8 km (4.2 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 06 Sep 2014 21:54 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    6.3 km (3.9 mi) depth
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    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 06 Sep 2014 21:48 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    7.6 km (4.7 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 02 Sep 2014 18:22 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    4.7 km (2.9 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
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