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

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

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake  - 11km ESE of Nandaime, Nicaragua on Friday, 11 April 2014
11 Apr 20:40 UTC: First to report: USGS after 11 minutes.
Date & time: 2014-04-11 08:29:15 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 (Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Mombacho (29 km / 18 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) SE of Nandaime (pop: 20,800)
21 km (13 mi) SE of Diriomo (pop: 10,100)
22 km (14 mi) SE of Diriá (pop: 3,900)
33 km (20 mi) SE of Masaya (pop: 130,100)
56 km (35 mi) SE of Managua (pop: 973,100)
128 km (80 mi) SE of León (pop: 144,500)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2014-04-11 20:29:15 UTCM 6.6 / 150 km NicaraguaGFZ
2014-04-11 20:29:15 UTCM 6.6 / 151 km NICARAGUAEMSC
2014-04-11 20:29:15 UTC
Friday, April 11, 2014 14:29:15
M 6.6 / 138.6 km11km ESE of Nandaime, NicaraguaUSGS
2014-04-11 20:29:15 UTC
14:29:15
M 6.7 / 113.6 km NicaraguaINETER
2014-04-11 20:29:15 UTCM 6.6 / 138 kmESE of Nandaime, NicaraguaGeoAu

User reports for this quake (24)

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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)

Aftershocks of the 6.6 quake 11km ESE of Nandaime, Nicaragua, 11 Apr 2014 20:29 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (143 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 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 19:12 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    53.8 km (33.4 mi) depth
    |
    78 km (48 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
  • 28 Sep 2014 20:55 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    146.1 km (90.8 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 20 Sep 2014 04:37 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    194.1 km (120.6 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (31 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 17 Sep 2014 11:41 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    50.2 km (31.2 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 02 Sep 2014 21:23 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    68.2 km (42.4 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (36 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 30 Aug 2014 10:31 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    4.5 km (2.8 mi) depth
    |
    85 km (53 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 27 Aug 2014 11:18 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    66 km (41 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 23 Aug 2014 06:14 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    85 km (53 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 21 Aug 2014 20:03 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    136.5 km (84.8 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 14 Aug 2014 19:44 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    68.9 km (42.8 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • Show all

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

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