Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 18km SSW of Nandaime, Nicaragua on Friday, 11 April 2014

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 11 km southeast of Nandaime, Departamento de Granada, Nicaragua, on Friday, April 11, 2014 14:29:15

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 11 km southeast of Nandaime, Departamento de Granada, Nicaragua, on Friday, April 11, 2014 14:29:15

Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 139 km depth

11 Apr 20:40 UTC: First to report: USGS after 11 minutes.
Date & time: Apr 11, 2014 20:29:15 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Friday, April 11, 2014 14:29:15
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 138.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.7098°N / 85.9631°W (Departamento de Granada, Nicaragua)
Antipode: 11.71°S / 94.037°E
Nearest volcano: Mombacho (29 km / 18 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) ESE of Nandaime (Granada) (pop: 20,800) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) S of Granada (pop: 89,400) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) SE of Masatepe (Masaya) (pop: 21,500) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) ESE of Diriamba (Carazo) (pop: 35,000) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) SE of San Marcos (Carazo) (pop: 23,300) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) SSE of Tipitapa (Managua) (pop: 50,000) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) SE of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (80 mi) SE of Leon (León) (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
285 km (177 mi) NW of San Jose (San José, Costa Rica) (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
296 km (184 mi) SSE of Tegucigalpa (Francisco Morazán, Honduras) (pop: 850,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.6150 kmNicaraguaGFZ
6.6151 km NICARAGUAEMSC
6.6139 km11km ESE of Nandaime, NicaraguaUSGS
6.7114 kmNicaraguaINETER
6.6138 kmESE of Nandaime, NicaraguaGeoAu

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Granada, Nicaragua (24.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Santa Teresa (245 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Leon, Nicaragua / Light shaking (MMI IV) : as if a train was going past.. table and window panes shaking.  
san juan del sur (51.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
corinto / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
managua / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
Managua, Managua (56.9 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Was very long, horizontal wave. Disturbing because different parts of the country are shaking.  
Managua, Nicaragua / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : It was quite long, about 30 seconds, and came in waves.  
San Francisco de Dos Rios, San Jose Costa Rica (288.8 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
llanito, guanacaste / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Playa Guiones, Nosara, Cost Rica (4121.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Soft roller for a few seconds then repeated again after mild pause.  
Nuevo Arenal Guanacaste costa rica / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
san marcos (33.9 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : ich saß gerade im büro meiner organisation und plötzlich wackelte der stuhl. alle mitarbeiter sind sofort nach draußen und belächelten "die chela", die sitzenblieb...  
Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Granada (Nicaragua, 20 km N of epicenter) : Today's was more rolling and longer in duration. Yesterday's was like a car running into my house. No apparent major damage from either one. The power and phone service stayed on today. (reported through EMSC)  
San Salvador (El Salvador, 411 km NW of epicenter) : It was a tremor that lasted longer than usual - and some people went outside in the buildings I can see from my windows (reported through EMSC)  
San Jose (Costa Rica, 289 km SE of epicenter) : It was barely felt by me (reported through EMSC)  
San Jose (Costa Rica, 289 km SE of epicenter) : Long and strong (reported through EMSC)  
Heredia (Costa Rica, 281 km SE of epicenter) : Just a long quake, it rocked my bed and doors.not very violent. (reported through EMSC)  
Herradura (Costa Rica, 273 km SE of epicenter) : Lasted longer than normally , seem to last 30-40seconds (reported through EMSC)  
(Costa Rica, 155 km SE of epicenter) : Felt a few seconds of shaking in our small beach hotel in Costa Rica. Nothing fell or was damaged. (reported through EMSC)  
Playa Flamingo (Costa Rica, 147 km S of epicenter) : no (reported through EMSC)  
León (Nicaragua, 125 km NW of epicenter) : I was in Leon in the quake yesterday, too, that was 6.2, but much closer. That shook; this trembled and then rolled a bit. It went on for about 30 seconds, I would guess. (reported through EMSC)  
Managua (Nicaragua, 56 km NW of epicenter) : This one was quite long, it lasted about 20-30 seconds and came in waves. Managua is becoming quite dangerous, people are panicking! (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (594 quakes)

  • 07 Oct 2014 04:28 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    192 km (119.3 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 06 Oct 2014 17:57 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    21.5 km (13.4 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (34 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 06 Oct 2014 04:14 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    127 km (78.9 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 04 Oct 2014 14:09 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    47.3 km (29.4 mi) depth
    |
    73 km (45 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 03 Oct 2014 05:39 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    15.1 km (9.4 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 03 Oct 2014 05:38 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    73 km (45 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 02 Oct 2014 21:01 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    90.1 km (56 mi) depth
    |
    72 km (45 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 02 Oct 2014 19:12 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    53.8 km (33.4 mi) depth
    |
    78 km (48 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 02 Oct 2014 09:03 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    108 km (67 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 30 Sep 2014 18:27 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    13.9 km (8.6 mi) depth
    |
    84 km (52 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 30 Sep 2014 06:34 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    79.8 km (49.6 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 29 Sep 2014 03:02 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    152.8 km (94.9 mi) depth
    |
    71 km (44 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 28 Sep 2014 20:55 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    146.1 km (90.8 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 27 Sep 2014 06:22 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    6.4 km (4 mi) depth
    |
    91 km (57 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 24 Sep 2014 05:20 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    116.9 km (72.6 mi) depth
    |
    117 km (73 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 22 Sep 2014 22:38 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    4.4 km (2.7 mi) depth
    |
    83 km (52 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
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