Mag. 3.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 130 km southwest of Leon, León, Nicaragua, on 2020-08-12 14:27:00 -
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Minor magnitude 3.4 earthquake at 15 km depth
12 Aug 20:35 UTC: First to report: INETER after 8 minutes.
Local time at epicenter: 2020-08-12 14:27:00
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.525°N / 87.629°W (North Pacific Ocean, Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Telica (147 km / 91 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
117 km (73 mi) SSW of Corinto (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) SW of Leon (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) SSW of Chichigalpa (pop: 33,100) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) SSW of Chinandega (pop: 126,400) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) WSW of San Rafael del Sur (pop: 29,800) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (85 mi) SSW of El Viejo (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) SW of La Paz Centro (pop: 23,500) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (97 mi) WSW of Ciudad Sandino (pop: 50,000) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (102 mi) WSW of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) WSW of Masaya (pop: 130,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 109 joules (2.21 megawatt hours, equivalent to 1.9 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 3.4||15 km||114 Km al suroeste de Las Penitas, Nicaragua||INETER|
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