Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 53 km west of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua, on Friday, 27 July 2018 at 20:42 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 53 km west of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua, on Friday, 27 July 2018 at 20:42 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 81 km depth

27 Jul 20:49 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Date & time: 27 Jul 2018 20:42:06 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 81.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.71°N / 87.94°W (North Pacific Ocean, Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Cosigüina (50 km / 31 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
53 km (33 mi) W of Jiquilillo (pop: 4,140) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) S of La Union (La Unión, El Salvador) (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) W of El Viejo (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) WNW of Corinto (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) SSE of San Rafael Oriente (El Salvador) (pop: 19,100) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) W of Chinandega (pop: 126,400) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) SSE of San Miguel (El Salvador) (pop: 161,900) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) SE of Usulutan (El Salvador) (pop: 51,900) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) WNW of Leon (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (121 mi) WNW of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
234 km (145 mi) WNW of Isla La Calabaza Island --> See nearby quakes!
241 km (150 mi) WNW of Virginia Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.081 kmNear Coast of NicaraguaGFZ
M 5.348 km- 64km SSW of Intipuca, El SalvadorUSGS
M 5.268 kmOff Coast of Central AmericaGeoAu
M 5.351 km OFFSHORE EL SALVADOREMSC

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san salvador / Light shaking (MMI IV)
El Salvador, San Salvador (170.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
89.2 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
88.7 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Muy Sensible En Toda La Zona Oriental de El Salvador. (reported through our app)
San Salvador (El Salvador, 159 km NW of epicenter) : Fuerte y rapido (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake North Pacific Ocean, 53 km west of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua, 27 July 2018 20:42 GMT

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 53 km west of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua, on Friday, 27 July 2018 at 20:42 (GMT)
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