Light mag. 3.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 60 km southwest of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua, on 07:26:39
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Light magnitude 3.9 earthquake at 34 km depth
20 Jan 13:42 UTC: First to report: INETER after 15 minutes.
Date & time: 20 Jan 2016 13:26:39 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 07:26:39
Depth: 34.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.46°N / 87.92°W (North Pacific Ocean, Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Cosigüina (69 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
60 km (37 mi) WSW of Jiquilillo (pop: 4,140) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) WSW of El Viejo (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (54 mi) WSW of Chinandega (pop: 126,400) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) W of Chichigalpa (pop: 33,100) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) W of Leon (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) SSE of Sensuntepeque (El Salvador) (pop: 20,400) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) SW of Somoto (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) W of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (120 mi) SE of San Salvador (El Salvador) (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) SSW of Tegucigalpa (Honduras) (pop: 850,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1010 joules (12.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 10.7 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 3.9||34 km||Nicaragua||INETER|
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