Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 80 km west of Chinandega, Nicaragua, on Thursday, 16 May 2019 at 16:22 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 80 km west of Chinandega, Nicaragua, on Thursday, 16 May 2019 at 16:22 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 88 km depth

16 May 16:28 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 84.0 to 88.0 km.
Date & time: 16 May 2019 16:22:18 UTC
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 88.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.62°N / 87.87°W (North Pacific Ocean, Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Cosigüina (52 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
48 km (30 mi) WSW of Jiquilillo (pop: 4,140) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (48 mi) W of El Viejo (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) W of Corinto (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) S of La Union (La Unión, El Salvador) (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) WSW of Puerto Morazan (Puerto Morazán) (pop: 7,670) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) W of Chinandega (pop: 126,400) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) W of Chichigalpa (pop: 33,100) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (68 mi) W of Leon (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) WNW of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
364 km (226 mi) SE of Guatemala City (Guatemala) (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) WNW of Isla La Calabaza Island --> See nearby quakes!
230 km (143 mi) WNW of Virginia Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.888 kmNear Coast of NicaraguaGFZ
M 5.81 kmNear Coast Of NicaraguaEMSC
M 5.979 kmOff Coast of Central America (Nicaragua)GeoAu
M 5.872 km36km WSW of Jiquilillo, NicaraguaUSGS
M 5.671 kmNear Coast of NicaraguaBMKG
M 5.781 km123 km al Oeste de Leon, Nicaragua.RSN

User reports for this quake (33)

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Atlantis (3772.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : A rock fell on my mermaid tail
Managua (188.6 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Santiago Texacuangos El Salvador (172.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Playa Colorado, Tola, Rivas (239.6 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
I feel it (204.5 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
182.1 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Magelang / not felt : hoping everything are fine there..
Potrero, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica (332.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Sitting at kitchen island, felt a gentle shake/movement. (reported through our app)
Managua / Weak shaking (MMI III)
San Miguel, El Salvador (113.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Prolongado. Parecia que no iba a terminar (reported through our app)
186.5 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
San lorenzo Valle Honduras / Weak shaking (MMI III)
185.8 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
Managua Nicaragua / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Managua / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Managua (336.9 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It was shaky it was like I was swinging back and forth I was sitting by a table when I felt it lean to the side and I saw how I went from one way to another and then I had to get out immediately of my house and I waited outside till it stopped it was 5.8!
Managua / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Strong shake. It lasted around 15 seconds in Managua.
187 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Santa Tecla, El Salvador (194 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
214.3 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Casi imperceptible, solamente los compañeros de trabajo mostraron señales de haberlo sentido,salimos al área de evacuación (reported through our app)
197.6 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Aeropuerto El Salvador / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Managua, Nicaragua (179.6 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Scary (reported through our app)
Tegucigalpa (180.4 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Chinandega (Nicaragua, 64 km E of epicenter) : Me asuste muchísimo !! (reported through EMSC)
Nueva San Salvador (El Salvador, 202 km NW of epicenter) : Duró 4 segundos. Santa tecls (reported through EMSC)
San Salvador (El Salvador, 198 km NW of epicenter) : Bastante fuerte y largo (reported through EMSC)
San Salvador (El Salvador, 198 km NW of epicenter) : San Salvador, sensible en la región de colonia escalón (reported through EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua, 168 km SE of epicenter) : ligero movimiento (reported through EMSC)
Santa Ana (El Salvador, 238 km NW of epicenter) : Fuerte en Santa Ana. El Salvador. (reported through EMSC)
Antiguo Cuscatlan (El Salvador, 193 km NW of epicenter) : San salvador se sintió y sigue temblando (reported through EMSC)
San Salvador (El Salvador, 193 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintio fuerte, los sismologos de aca dicen que fue en la costa de nuestro pais de el salvador, de 6.1 (reported through EMSC)
Nagarote (Nicaragua, 137 km E of epicenter) : Normal (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.8 quake North Pacific Ocean, 80 km west of Chinandega, Nicaragua, 16 May 2019 16:22 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (15 quakes):
  • 14 Jul 2019 19:51 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    98.8 km (61.4 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Jul 2019 19:14 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (25 mi) distance
    | RSN | Details
  • 03 Jul 2019 09:39 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    69 km (42.9 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 07 Jun 2019 01:30 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    23 km (14.3 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 30 May 2019 03:21 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 21 May 2019 20:24 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    64 km (39.8 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 21 May 2019 19:16 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    42 km (26.1 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 18 May 2019 21:39 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    28 km (17.4 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 18 May 2019 16:00 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    60 km (37.3 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 18 May 2019 15:50 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    60 km (37.3 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 17 May 2019 21:50 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    31 km (19.3 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 17 May 2019 02:33 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 16 May 2019 20:23 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    52 km (32.3 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 16 May 2019 16:51 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    64 km (39.8 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 16 May 2019 16:25 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    47 km (29.2 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (18 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 80 km west of Chinandega, Nicaragua, on Thursday, 16 May 2019 at 16:22 (GMT)

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