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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Nicaragua on Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake  - Nicaragua on Wednesday, 12 September 2018
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 100.0 to 106.0 km.
Sep 12 06:50: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.4.
Date & time: Wed, 12 Sep 06:29:53 UTC
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 106.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.28°N / 86.73°W (Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Las Pilas (24 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Wed, 12 Sep 2018
Wed, 12 Sep 06:29 UTCM 5.3 / 113 km NICARAGUA[Map]EMSC
Wed, 12 Sep 06:29 UTCM 5.0 / 119.5 km Nicaragua[Map]GeoAu
Wed, 12 Sep 06:29 UTCM 5.3 / 110.6 km- 24km SW of La Paz Centro, Nicaragua[Map]USGS

"I felt it" reports:
Managua (43.7 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): It woke me up (via app)
(56.8 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking) (via app)
El jobo Costa rica / MMI III (Weak shaking): Felt the bed shake and the door rattled!
(61.5 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Moderate shaking! (via app)
(122 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Playa colorados / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Managua..nicaragua / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Yes this one was a waker upper.. The walls were shaking like someone was sahking a piece of paper only concrete shaking.. Dont know how to explane it and when standing hard to stay stady..but the worse you dont know when will end or what is next
Ciudad El Doral / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Local facebook has it at 5.9 but felt stronger. I used to live in California and this is the strongest I have ever felt it.
Managua (50.4 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Las Penitas, Nicaragua (33.9 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
(58.2 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
nicaragua / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Masatepe / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Ciudad Sandino / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Dolores, Carazo (73.1 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
(51 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
(48.8 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
Managua (Nicaragua) (60 km E from epicenter)(no details): It took while for the apps to register the earthquake (via EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua) (61 km E from epicenter)(no details): Неприятно былр (via EMSC)
San Salvador (El Salvador) (315 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Small shake in the 4rd floor (via EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua) (58 km E from epicenter)(no details): Despertó a todos los adultos. (via EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua) (50 km E from epicenter)(no details): Woke up by my dog barking seconds later felt the heavy shaking (via EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua) (53 km E from epicenter)(no details): Fuerte sismo (via EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua) (52 km E from epicenter)(no details): Se sintió prolongado. Fuerte. (via EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua) (50 km E from epicenter)(no details): Nous a réveillé (via EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua) (49 km E from epicenter)(no details): An initial gentle sway soon intensified with a little crackling sound from the concrete walls. No items fell or shifted from their place. Inicio del movimiento fue ligero después de algunos segundos se intensificó haciendo que las paredes tronasen levemente un par de ocasiones. Nada se movió de lugar o cayó . (via EMSC)
Leon (Nicaragua) (33 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Bien senti (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Wed, 12 Sep 10:12 UTCM 4.3 / 24 km - [info] Honduras[Map]GFZ
Wed, 12 Sep 18:29 UTCM 5.6 / 31 km - [info]92 km al Suroeste de Leon, Nicaragua.[Map]RSN
Wed, 19 Sep 2018
Wed, 19 Sep 00:59 UTCM 4.5 / 128 km - [info]NEAR COAST OF NICARAGUA[Map]EMSC
Thu, 27 Sep 2018
Thu, 27 Sep 09:33 UTCM 3.3 / 129 km - [info]22 km al Oeste de Rivas, Nicaragua.[Map]RSN
Sun, 7 Oct 2018
Sun, 7 Oct 00:26 UTCM 4.9 / 49.7 km - [info]- 67km SSW of Intipuca, El Salvador[Map]USGS
Tue, 16 Oct 2018
Tue, 16 Oct 05:49 UTCM 3.8 / 32 km - [info] OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR[Map]EMSC
Fri, 19 Oct 2018
Fri, 19 Oct 09:33 UTCM 4.0 / 14 km - [info] OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR[Map]EMSC
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
Mon, 29 Oct 04:14 UTCM 3.8 / 37 km - [info]NEAR COAST OF NICARAGUA[Map]EMSC
Wed, 31 Oct 2018
Wed, 31 Oct 17:47 UTCM 4.8 / 77 km - [info]Near Coast of Nicaragua[Map]GFZ
Wed, 7 Nov 2018
Wed, 7 Nov 17:32 UTCM 4.6 / 73 km - [info]NEAR COAST OF NICARAGUA[Map]EMSC
Sat, 10 Nov 2018
Sat, 10 Nov 05:20 UTCM 4.3 / 10 km - [info]- 70km WSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua[Map]USGS
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
Wed, 21 Nov 21:48 UTCM 3.9 / 52 km - [info] OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR[Map]EMSC
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
Tue, 27 Nov 09:02 UTCM 3.6 / 66 km - [info]NEAR COAST OF NICARAGUA[Map]EMSC
Tue, 27 Nov 15:42 UTCM 4.2 / 52 km - [info] OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR[Map]EMSC
Fri, 30 Nov 2018
Fri, 30 Nov 22:43 UTCM 4.1 / 46 km - [info] OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR[Map]EMSC
Mon, 3 Dec 2018
Mon, 3 Dec 09:07 UTCM 4.5 / 41.5 km - [info]- 94km S of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador[Map]USGS
Thu, 6 Dec 2018
Thu, 6 Dec 09:43 UTCM 4.9 / 159 km - [info] Nicaragua[Map]GFZ
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
Fri, 14 Dec 00:52 UTCM 4.6 / 54 km - [info]NEAR COAST OF NICARAGUA[Map]EMSC
Fri, 14 Dec 05:03 UTCM 3.5 / 30 km - [info] OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR[Map]EMSC
Mon, 17 Dec 2018
Mon, 17 Dec 08:59 UTCM 3.2 / 80 km - [info]38 km al Oeste de Rivas, Nicaragua.[Map]RSN
Mon, 17 Dec 19:33 UTCM 4.8 / 59 km - [info]Near Coast of Nicaragua[Map]GFZ
Thu, 20 Dec 2018
Thu, 20 Dec 08:52 UTCM 4.5 / 39 km - [info]NEAR COAST OF NICARAGUA[Map]EMSC
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
Thu, 27 Dec 08:22 UTCM 4.4 / 116 km - [info]NEAR COAST OF NICARAGUA[Map]EMSC
Fri, 28 Dec 2018
Fri, 28 Dec 02:20 UTCM 4.8 / 48 km - [info] OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR[Map]EMSC
Fri, 28 Dec 02:51 UTCM 4.8 / 46.8 km - [info]- 92km SSW of Chirilagua, El Salvador[Map]USGS

 

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