Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 66 km west of Chinandega, Departamento de Chinandega, Nicaragua, on Tuesday, 24 April 2018 at 02:29 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 66 km west of Chinandega, Departamento de Chinandega, Nicaragua, on Tuesday, 24 April 2018 at 02:29 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 65 km depth

Date & time: 24 Apr 2018 02:29:54 UTC
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 65.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.47°N / 87.72°W (North Pacific Ocean, Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Cosigüina (59 km / 37 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
42 km (26 mi) SW of Jiquilillo (pop: 4,140) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) W of Corinto (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) WSW of El Viejo (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) WSW of Chinandega (pop: 126,400) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) SW of Puerto Morazan (Puerto Morazán) (pop: 7,670) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) W of Chichigalpa (pop: 33,100) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) W of Leon (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) SW of Somotillo (pop: 15,400) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) W of La Paz Centro (pop: 23,500) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) WNW of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
204 km (127 mi) WNW of Isla La Calabaza Island --> See nearby quakes!
209 km (130 mi) WNW of Virginia Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.365 kmNear Coast of NicaraguaGFZ

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User reports for this quake (12)

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Managua City / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It was registered in Managua
Chinandega / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : First time I have felt earthquake after 30 trips to Nicaragua. Interesting that everyone left the restaurant quickly andwithout panic.
182.2 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
San Salvador (El Salvador, 203 km NW of epicenter) : Mecido y sencible... (reported through EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua, 170 km E of epicenter) : Algo movido (reported through EMSC)
León (Nicaragua, 104 km E of epicenter) : Se sintio bastante fuerte (reported through EMSC)
San Salvador (El Salvador, 206 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintió fuerte acá en San Salvador (reported through EMSC)
Ticuantepe (Nicaragua, 173 km E of epicenter) : Slight movement felt for a few seconds. Clearly separated P- and S-waves. (reported through EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua, 167 km E of epicenter) : Strong shaking of house (reported through EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua, 161 km E of epicenter) : Suave pero firme. Lámparas colgantes se empezaron a balancear suavemente (reported through EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua, 160 km E of epicenter) : Se sintió suave. (reported through EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua, 158 km E of epicenter) : Felt by everyone in the house but nothing out of the ordinary worth moving about. (reported through EMSC)
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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 66 km west of Chinandega, Departamento de Chinandega, Nicaragua, on Tuesday, 24 April 2018 at 02:29 (GMT)
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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 66 km west of Chinandega, Departamento de Chinandega, Nicaragua, on Tuesday, 24 April 2018 at 02:29 (GMT)

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