Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 51 km southwest of San Rafael del Sur, Nicaragua, on Sunday, 21 June 2020 at 08:58 (GMT) -

Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 51 km southwest of San Rafael del Sur, Nicaragua, on Sunday, 21 June 2020 at 08:58 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 36 km depth

21 Jun 09:06 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Jun 21 12:30: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 56.0 to 36.0 km.
Date & time: 21 Jun 2020 08:58:28 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 36.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.5°N / 86.74°W (North Pacific Ocean, Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Nejapa-Miraflores (91 km / 57 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
40 km (25 mi) SW of Masachapa (pop: 5,000) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) SW of Masaya (pop: 130,100) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) SW of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) WSW of Granada (pop: 89,400) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) S of Leon (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (137 mi) S of Somoto (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
292 km (181 mi) S of Tegucigalpa (Honduras) (pop: 850,800) --> See nearby quakes!
334 km (207 mi) SE of Sensuntepeque (El Salvador) (pop: 20,400) --> See nearby quakes!
339 km (210 mi) WNW of San Jose (Costa Rica) (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
360 km (224 mi) SE of San Salvador (El Salvador) (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.536 kmNear Coast of NicaraguaGFZ
M 5.360 kmNear Coast Of NicaraguaEMSC
M 5.750 km54 Km al suroeste de Pochomil, NicaraguaINETER
M 5.265 kmNear Coast of NicaraguaGeoAu
M 5.336 km57 km SW of Masachapa, NicaraguaUSGS

User reports for this quake (2)

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Choluteca, Honduras / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I Live in Choluteca, Honduras and I felt my bed moving twice but the second one longer than the first one for about 2 seconds or difference
San Marcos Carazo / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Very longer time. More than 30 second
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (27 quakes):
  • 18 Aug 2020 09:13 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    72 km (44.7 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (25 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 16 Aug 2020 09:57 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    34 km (21.1 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 13 Aug 2020 11:24 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 30 Jul 2020 08:37 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 29 Jul 2020 02:56 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 28 Jul 2020 13:55 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    28 km (17.4 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 26 Jul 2020 08:01 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (13 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 21 Jul 2020 03:48 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    17 km (10.6 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 21 Jul 2020 02:57 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 07 Jul 2020 16:32 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    55 km (34.2 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (20 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 07 Jul 2020 05:57 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 05 Jul 2020 14:24 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 04 Jul 2020 21:56 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 03 Jul 2020 15:42 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (20 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 03 Jul 2020 00:18 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 01 Jul 2020 14:39 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    74 km (46 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
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