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

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 10km W of Valle San Francisco, Nicaragua on Thursday, 10 April 2014

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - 10km W of Valle San Francisco, Nicaragua on Thursday, 10 April 2014
10 Apr 23:56 UTC: First to report: USGS after 28 minutes.
Date & time: Thursday, 10 April 2014 23:27 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 (Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Momotombo (15 km / 9 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
28 km (17 mi) SE of Larreynaga (pop: 7,700)
34 km (21 mi) NE of Nagarote (pop: 26,300)
37 km (23 mi) SW of Ciudad Darío (pop: 13,300)
45 km (28 mi) NW of Managua (pop: 973,100)
55 km (34 mi) E of León (pop: 144,500)
196 km (122 mi) SE of Tegucigalpa (pop: 850,800)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 10 Apr 23:27 UTCM 6.1 / 10 km NicaraguaGFZ
Thu, 10 Apr 23:27 UTCM 6.1 / 10 km NICARAGUAEMSC
Thursday, April 10, 2014 17:27:46 (10 Apr 23:27:46 UTC)M 6.1 / 13 km10km W of Valle San Francisco, NicaraguaUSGS
Thu, 10 Apr 23:27 UTCM 6.1 / 13 kmW of Valle San Francisco, NicaraguaGeoAu
17:27:43 (10 Apr 23:27:43 UTC)M 6.2 / 0.6 km NicaraguaINETER
Thu, 10 Apr 23:27 UTCM 6.2 / 10 km NicaraguaGeoAu

User reports for this quake

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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 lights came back on but there is still no cell service. I was lying down and felt a light shaking for about a few seconds at about the same time.
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 bouncing 6 to 8 inches. A concrete table was tipped over. Many shelves emptied. (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 under yellow alert .. The origins are registered in different places on the country .. 2 people registered passed away 1 it was on a city called "Nindiri" a wall felt on her a 19 years old student with the first earthquake and the other one a lady who was too nervous and she suffered a heart attack.! God help us all.. Blessings ! (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)

Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake: 10km W of Valle San Francisco, Nicaragua, 10 Apr 2014 23:27

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (335 quakes):
  • 27 Sep 2014 06:22 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    6.4 km (4 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 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
  • 06 Sep 2014 21:48 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    7.6 km (4.7 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 23 Aug 2014 06:14 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 12 Aug 2014 12:15 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 02 Aug 2014 02:43 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    6.2 km (3.9 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 29 Jul 2014 02:54 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    5.2 km (3.2 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 29 Jul 2014 02:49 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    5.8 km (3.6 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 24 Jul 2014 21:12 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    6.4 km (4 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 22 Jul 2014 12:15 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    3.3 km (2.1 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 22 Jul 2014 07:13 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    12.3 km (7.6 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 19 Jul 2014 20:01 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    5.4 km (3.4 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 17 Jul 2014 18:32 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    0.9 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 17 Jul 2014 18:31 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 17 Jul 2014 06:33 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    1.8 km (1.1 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 10km W of Valle San Francisco, Nicaragua on Thursday, 10 April 2014
 

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