Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 26 km southwest of Nagarote, Departamento de Leon, Nicaragua, on Sunday, 24 March 2019 at 09:30 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 26 km southwest of Nagarote, Departamento de Leon, Nicaragua, on Sunday, 24 March 2019 at 09:30 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 100 km depth

24 Mar 09:36 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Date & time: 24 Mar 2019 09:30:03 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 100.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.09°N / 86.72°W (Departamento de Leon, Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Momotombo (42 km / 26 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
26 km (16 mi) SW of Nagarote (León) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (18 mi) S of La Paz Centro (León) (pop: 23,500) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (25 mi) NW of San Rafael del Sur (Managua) (pop: 29,800) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) W of Ciudad Sandino (Managua) (pop: 50,000) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) SSE of Leon (León) (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) W of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) WNW of Granada (pop: 89,400) --> See nearby quakes!
228 km (142 mi) SSE of Tegucigalpa (Francisco Morazán, Honduras) (pop: 850,800) --> See nearby quakes!
321 km (200 mi) ESE of San Salvador (El Salvador) (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
375 km (233 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: 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

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.11 kmNicaraguaGFZ
M 5.3148 kmNear Coast Of NicaraguaEMSC
M 5.2110 kmNicaraguaGeoAu
M 5.396 km26km SW of Nagarote, NicaraguaUSGS

User reports for this quake (43)

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40.7 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
44.3 km E of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Managua, Nicaragua / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Managua, Nicaragua
Managua / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Flamingo / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Woke me around 3:30 am....
Pochocuape / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was sleeping and woke up during the quake. I felt the bed shaking.
Tamarindo Costa Rica / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke up around 3:30 am to my bed shaking, which was more than normal. Could feel the vibrations last about a min after I woke up.
Carretera Managua - Masaya / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Managua / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
48.9 km E of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
Managua / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Pocohmil Nicaragua / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : A short quick Jolt.
El Jobo, Guanacaste Costa Rica / Light shaking (MMI IV)
255.3 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Managua nicaragua / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Guasacate (96.7 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
47.9 km E of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Managua / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Managua / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Diriamba (58.2 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke up to things falling off the shelves
Salinas grande / Light shaking (MMI IV)
63.6 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
55.4 km E of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Moderate no damage (reported through our app)
Managua (53.1 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Se sintió como 2 temblores seguidos
Managua / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Flamingo costa rica / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Managua / Light shaking (MMI IV) : First short and a few seconds later a stronger shaking. Windows rattle. Alarm of the neighbor started. Outside the birds woke up and dogs barked. A person outside mentioned that he even heard it like a strong wave.
Managua / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : I was sleeping and the movement woke me up, very strong and long...
san juan del sur (129.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
45.3 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
60.7 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Managua / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt it too and i was sleeping
Managua / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
managua (59.2 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Chinandega (Nicaragua, 71 km NW of epicenter) : No muy fuefte (reported through EMSC)
Chinandega (Nicaragua, 71 km NW of epicenter) : Medio (reported through EMSC)
Ticuantepe (Nicaragua, 53 km E of epicenter) : Distinct pause between P and S waves. Sleeping children did not wake up. (reported through EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua, 48 km E of epicenter) : It seemed to last for quite a long time but it likely was less than a minute.It´s funny because I was thinking in the last day that we hadn't had a quake in awhile. (reported through EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua, 47 km E of epicenter) : Sismo fuerte en Nicaragua (reported through EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua, 43 km E of epicenter) : Se sientionfuerte (reported through EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua, 43 km E of epicenter) : Fuerte y largo (reported through EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua, 42 km E of epicenter) : Se sintió fuerte. (reported through EMSC)
Nagarote (Nicaragua, 19 km NE of epicenter) : Primero fuerte con una réplica mayor (reported through EMSC)
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