Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - 8.9 km southwest of La Paz Centro, Departamento de Leon, Nicaragua, on Wednesday, 12 September 2018 at 06:29 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - 8.9 km southwest of La Paz Centro, Departamento de Leon, Nicaragua, on Wednesday, 12 September 2018 at 06:29 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 106 km depth

12 Sep 06:36 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 100.0 to 106.0 km.
Sep 12 06:50: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.4.
Date & time: 12 Sep 2018 06:29:53 UTC
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 106.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.28°N / 86.73°W (Departamento de Leon, Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Las Pilas (24 km / 15 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (6 mi) SW of La Paz Centro (León) (pop: 23,500) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) W of Nagarote (León) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) SE of Leon (León) (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) WNW of Ciudad Sandino (Managua) (pop: 50,000) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) SE of Chichigalpa (Chinandega) (pop: 33,100) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) WNW of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) SE of El Viejo (Chinandega) (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (129 mi) SSE of Tegucigalpa (Francisco Morazán, Honduras) (pop: 850,800) --> See nearby quakes!
309 km (192 mi) ESE of San Salvador (El Salvador) (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
389 km (242 mi) NW of San Jose (San José, Costa Rica) (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.4106 kmNicaraguaGFZ
M 5.0120 kmNicaraguaGeoAu
M 5.3111 km- 24km SW of La Paz Centro, NicaraguaUSGS

User reports for this quake (27)

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Managua (43.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It woke me up (reported through our app)
56.8 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
El jobo Costa rica / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Felt the bed shake and the door rattled!
61.5 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Moderate shaking! (reported through our app)
122 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Playa colorados / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Managua..nicaragua / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : 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 / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : 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 of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Las Penitas, Nicaragua (33.9 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
58.2 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
nicaragua / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Masatepe / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ciudad Sandino / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dolores, Carazo (73.1 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
51 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
48.8 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Managua (Nicaragua, 60 km E of epicenter) : It took while for the apps to register the earthquake (reported through EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua, 61 km E of epicenter) : Неприятно былр (reported through EMSC)
San Salvador (El Salvador, 315 km NW of epicenter) : Small shake in the 4rd floor (reported through EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua, 58 km E of epicenter) : Despertó a todos los adultos. (reported through EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua, 50 km E of epicenter) : Woke up by my dog barking seconds later felt the heavy shaking (reported through EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua, 53 km E of epicenter) : Fuerte sismo (reported through EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua, 52 km E of epicenter) : Se sintió prolongado. Fuerte. (reported through EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua, 50 km E of epicenter) : Nous a réveillé (reported through EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua, 49 km E of epicenter) : 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 . (reported through EMSC)
Leon (Nicaragua, 33 km NW of epicenter) : Bien senti (reported through EMSC)
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