Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 186 km southwest of Chinandega, Departamento de Chinandega, Nicaragua, on 2020-04-02 04:15:36 -

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 186 km southwest of Chinandega, Departamento de Chinandega, Nicaragua, on 2020-04-02 04:15:36

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 24 km depth

2 Apr 10:21 UTC: First to report: INETER after 5 minutes.
Apr 2 10:28: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 38.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 38.0 to 34.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 34.0 to 24.0 km.
Date & time: 2 Apr 2020 10:15:36 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-04-02 04:15:36
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 24.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.652°N / 88.521°W (North Pacific Ocean, Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Cosigüina (175 km / 109 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
168 km (105 mi) SW of Jiquilillo (pop: 4,140) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (108 mi) WSW of Corinto (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) SW of El Viejo (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (116 mi) SW of Chinandega (pop: 126,400) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (120 mi) WSW of Chichigalpa (pop: 33,100) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 mi) WSW of Leon (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
244 km (151 mi) WSW of Ciudad Sandino (pop: 50,000) --> See nearby quakes!
253 km (157 mi) WSW of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
267 km (166 mi) W of Masaya (pop: 130,100) --> See nearby quakes!
285 km (177 mi) SW of Esteli (pop: 96,400) --> See nearby quakes!
287 km (178 mi) W of Virginia Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.224 km168 Km al suroeste de Boca del Padre Ramos, Nica (Nicaragua)INETER
M 5.312 kmOff Coast of Central America (Nicaragua)GFZ
M 5.246 kmOff Coast Of Central America (Nicaragua)EMSC
M 5.249 km144km SW of Jiquilillo, NicaraguaUSGS
M 5.039 kmOff Coast of Central America (Nicaragua)GeoAu
M 4.926 kmOff Coast of Central America (Nicaragua)BMKG

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Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake North Pacific Ocean, 186 km southwest of Chinandega, Departamento de Chinandega, Nicaragua, 2020-04-02 04:15:36

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 02 Apr 2020 10:48 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    1 km (1 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 186 km southwest of Chinandega, Departamento de Chinandega, Nicaragua, on 2020-04-02 04:15:36

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