Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 188 km southwest of Managua, Nicaragua, on Wednesday, 15 August 2018 at 22:44 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 188 km southwest of Managua, Nicaragua, on Wednesday, 15 August 2018 at 22:44 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 49 km depth

15 Aug 22:51 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Date & time: 15 Aug 2018 22:44:01 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 49.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.43°N / 87.82°W (North Pacific Ocean, Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: San Cristobal (167 km / 104 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
137 km (85 mi) SSW of Corinto (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (94 mi) SW of Leon (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) SSW of Chinandega (pop: 126,400) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (96 mi) SW of Chichigalpa (pop: 33,100) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) SSW of El Viejo (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) WSW of San Rafael del Sur (pop: 29,800) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) WSW of Ciudad Sandino (pop: 50,000) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) WSW of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (123 mi) WSW of Masaya (pop: 130,100) --> See nearby quakes!
211 km (131 mi) WSW of Granada (pop: 89,400) --> See nearby quakes!
216 km (134 mi) WSW of Virginia Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.149 kmNear Coast of NicaraguaGFZ
M 5.241 km NEAR COAST OF NICARAGUAEMSC
M 5.227 km- 144km SW of Corinto, NicaraguaUSGS
M 5.315 km211 km al Suroeste de Leon, Nicaragua.RSN
M 5.250 kmNear Coast of NicaraguaGeoAu

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
231 km N of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake North Pacific Ocean, 188 km southwest of Managua, Nicaragua, 15 August 2018 22:44 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quakes):
So far, no aftershocks have been registered.

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 188 km southwest of Managua, Nicaragua, on Wednesday, 15 August 2018 at 22:44 (GMT)
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