Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 77 km southwest of San Rafael del Sur, Departamento de Managua, Nicaragua, on 2020-06-27 20:33:12 -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 77 km southwest of San Rafael del Sur, Departamento de Managua, Nicaragua, on 2020-06-27 20:33:12

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 12 km depth

28 Jun 02:35 UTC: First to report: INETER after 2 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 15.0 km.
Jun 30 22:28: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 15.0 to 12.0 km.
Date & time: 28 Jun 2020 02:33:12 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-06-27 20:33:12
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 12.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.39°N / 86.968°W (North Pacific Ocean, Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Nejapa-Miraflores (109 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
66 km (41 mi) SW of Masachapa (pop: 5,000) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) SW of San Rafael del Sur (pop: 29,800) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) SW of Diriamba (pop: 35,000) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) SW of El Crucero (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) WSW of Jinotepe (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) SW of Ciudad Sandino (pop: 50,000) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) SW of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (72 mi) SW of Masaya (pop: 130,100) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) S of Leon (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) WSW of Granada (pop: 89,400) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) WSW of Virginia Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.012 km66 Km al suroeste de Pochomil, NicaraguaINETER
M 4.832 kmNear Coast of NicaraguaGFZ
M 4.860 kmNear Coast Of NicaraguaEMSC
M 4.79 km15 km al Oeste de San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.RSN
M 4.848 km62 km SW of Masachapa, NicaraguaUSGS

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St George Utah, / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I had just gone to bed (after midnight) and was drifting off to sleep and was startled with the bed shaking. We live in a quiet culdesac so it wasn’t traffic. I checked local earthquake activity reports and there were none.
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake North Pacific Ocean, 77 km southwest of San Rafael del Sur, Departamento de Managua, Nicaragua, 2020-06-27 20:33:12

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (16 quakes):
  • 13 Aug 2020 11:24 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 30 Jul 2020 08:37 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 29 Jul 2020 02:56 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 28 Jul 2020 13:55 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    28 km (17.4 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 21 Jul 2020 03:48 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    17 km (10.6 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 21 Jul 2020 02:57 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 21 Jul 2020 02:53 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 07 Jul 2020 05:57 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 07 Jul 2020 05:14 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    26 km (16.2 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 07 Jul 2020 00:20 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 05 Jul 2020 14:24 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 04 Jul 2020 21:56 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 03 Jul 2020 15:42 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 03 Jul 2020 00:18 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 28 Jun 2020 03:25 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 28 Jun 2020 03:01 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    22 km (13.7 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 77 km southwest of San Rafael del Sur, Departamento de Managua, Nicaragua, on 2020-06-27 20:33:12

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