Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Near Coast of Nicaragua on Friday, 10 June 2016

Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 10.8 km south of Somotillo, Departamento de Chinandega, Nicaragua, on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 03:25 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 10.8 km south of Somotillo, Departamento de Chinandega, Nicaragua, on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 03:25 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 13 km depth

10 Jun 03:33 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Jun 10 03:34: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.0.
Jun 10 03:36: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 5.9.
Jun 10 03:37: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 5.8.
Jun 10 03:38: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.9.
Jun 10 03:40: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 5.8.
Jun 10 05:16: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 6.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 13.0 km.
Date & time: Jun 10, 2016 03:25:22 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 13.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.95°N / 86.93°W (Departamento de Chinandega, Nicaragua)
Antipode: 12.95°S / 93.07°E
Nearest volcano: San Cristobal (29 km / 18 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) SSW of Somotillo (Chinandega) (pop: 15,400) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (25 mi) NE of El Viejo (Chinandega) (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) NNE of Chinandega (pop: 126,400) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) NNE of Chichigalpa (Chinandega) (pop: 33,100) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (36 mi) N of Leon (León) (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) NNE of Corinto (Chinandega) (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (46 mi) NNW of La Paz Centro (León) (pop: 23,500) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) SSW of Ocotal (Nueva Segovia) (pop: 33,900) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) NW of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) SSE of Tegucigalpa (Francisco Morazán, Honduras) (pop: 850,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.013 kmNicaraguaGFZ
6.013 km NEAR COAST OF NICARAGUAEMSC
6.020 kmNear coast of Nicaragua [Land: Nicaragua]INGV
6.110 km- 17km E of Puerto Morazan, NicaraguaUSGS
6.110 kmE of Puerto Morazan, NicaraguaGeoAu
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Catacamas, Honduras / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Chairs and sofa shook. Sillas moverse poco 284 kilometers afuera de Chinandega.  
Tegucigalpa Honduras (127.4 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] (reported through our app)
Managua (112.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Chinandega (40.7 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
San Miguel. el salvador (167 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Managua (124 km SE of epicenter) [Map] (reported through our app)
Managua (120.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Boaco, Nicaragua (147.6 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : It was terrifying. (reported through our app)  
Managua (122.6 km SE of epicenter) [Map] (reported through our app)
corinto (55.1 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : The walls wear moving minimum 8 inch (reported through our app)  
Tegucigalpa / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Poneloya (63.9 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
ESTELI / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Leon, Nicaragua (58 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
tipitapa (123.8 km SE of epicenter) [Map] (reported through our app)
Managua / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : So far everything looks ok in managua  
Matagalpa Nicaragua / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Tegucigalpa (118.2 km N of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Managua / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Leon (58 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazán (128.1 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Managua (120 km SE of epicenter) [Map] (reported through our app)
Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazán (129.3 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazán (131.8 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
tegucigalpa (126.1 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] (reported through our app)
Somotillo (Nicaragua, 25 km NE of epicenter) : Very strong 30 seconds and plenty of aftershocks (reported through EMSC)  
Managua (Nicaragua, 120 km SE of epicenter) : Long and strong. (reported through EMSC)  
Tegucigalpa (Honduras, 136 km NW of epicenter) : Like 5 richter scale (reported through EMSC)  
León (Nicaragua, 45 km S of epicenter) : Strong, woke me up. House was shaking, could hardly stand up. (reported through EMSC)  
La Ceiba (Honduras, 327 km N of epicenter) : I was sitting at my dining room table when I felt myself moving , not the things around me as if I was on a boat at sea. (reported through EMSC)  
San Salvador (El Salvador, 261 km W of epicenter) : I felt a little (reported through EMSC)  
Tegucigalpa (Honduras, 143 km NW of epicenter) : I felt it while driving.my car shake. (reported through EMSC)  
Tegucigalpa (Honduras, 143 km NW of epicenter) : Leve y breve. (reported through EMSC)  
Tegucigalpa (Honduras, 140 km NW of epicenter) : Only in one part of my house they felt the eartquake but in the other part. I was in my bed when the eartquake but first i felt some vibrations then i felt below my bed a vibration but i think it was my dog but no it wasnt then the earthquake become a lit (reported through EMSC)  
Managua (Nicaragua, 112 km SE of epicenter) : Unos lo percibieron, otros no, quiza a la naturaleza misma del movimiento (reported through EMSC)  
Llano La Cruz (Nicaragua, 111 km E of epicenter) : 30 seconds of extreme ground shaking, followed by aftershocks. (reported through EMSC)  
Managua (Nicaragua, 105 km SE of epicenter) : First earthquake (reported through EMSC)  
Ciudad Sandino (Nicaragua, 99 km SE of epicenter) : Se sintió fuerte y prolongado quizás unos 7 segundos (reported through EMSC)  
Estelí (Nicaragua, 74 km NE of epicenter) : Estaba fuerte el temblor en Esteli Inc!! (reported through EMSC)  
San José (Costa Rica, 448 km SE of epicenter) : I Felt it!!! (reported through EMSC)  
La Ceiba (Honduras, 328 km N of epicenter) : there seemed to be two separate events about 5min apart .... I was sitting and there was definite shaking...the hanging light in the center of the ceiling swayed a little. (reported through EMSC)  
Siguatepeque (Honduras, 218 km NW of epicenter) : Sofa swayed for about 10 secs. Lights also swayed. (reported through EMSC)  
Comayagua (Honduras, 195 km NW of epicenter) : The swaying was very minimal. (reported through EMSC)  
Tegucigalpa (Honduras, 148 km NW of epicenter) : In Honduras.. Tegucigalpa City.. El hatillo... (reported through EMSC)  
Tegucigalpa (Honduras, 142 km NW of epicenter) : The house moved (reported through EMSC)  
San Rafael del Sur (Nicaragua, 122 km SE of epicenter) : Sentido en San Rafael del Sur, Managua, Nicaragua! (reported through EMSC)  
Managua (Nicaragua, 112 km SE of epicenter) : Suavemente pero tardadito (reported through EMSC)  
Managua (Nicaragua, 112 km SE of epicenter) : pretty strong and especially long earthquake, with an aftershake ca. 30 seconds after the first. Woke me up (reported through EMSC)  
Ciudad Segovia (Nicaragua, 106 km NE of epicenter) : Ocotal Nueva Segovia sentimos temblor como 30 segundos mediano. (reported through EMSC)  
Chinandega (Nicaragua, 26 km SW of epicenter) : Very very strong. And continues to shake. Many, many aftershocks... (reported through EMSC)  
El Viejo (Nicaragua, 26 km SW of epicenter) : Fue super fuerte, el mas fuerte que he sentido (reported through EMSC)  
Chichigalpa (Nicaragua, 25 km S of epicenter) : Largo 15 seconds y aftershock (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (196 quakes)

  • 04 Dec 2016 10:40 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    16.3 km (10.1 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 03 Dec 2016 11:17 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 01 Dec 2016 16:17 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    13.8 km (8.6 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 01 Dec 2016 01:05 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 28 Nov 2016 10:00 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    119.2 km (74.1 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 21 Nov 2016 10:54 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    3.2 km (2 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 07 Nov 2016 12:53 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    4.4 km (2.7 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 07 Nov 2016 12:26 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    15.3 km (9.5 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 07 Nov 2016 12:10 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 21 Oct 2016 00:38 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    9.9 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 28 Sep 2016 05:06 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    13.6 km (8.5 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (23 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 17 Sep 2016 16:55 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    10.4 km (6.5 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 15 Sep 2016 17:47 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    4.9 km (3 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 15 Sep 2016 09:48 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 15 Sep 2016 08:51 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 15 Sep 2016 07:56 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (38 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • Show all

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