Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 137 km southwest of Corinto, Nicaragua, on Sunday, February 27, 1916 at 20:21 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.542°N / 87.99°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Nicaragua)
Antipode: 11.542°S / 92.01°E↗
Nearest volcano: Cosigüina (166 km / 103 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
137 km (85 mi) SW of Corinto (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) SW of Chinandega (pop: 126,400) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (97 mi) SW of Leon (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (125 mi) WSW of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
212 km (132 mi) WSW of Masaya (pop: 130,100) --> See nearby quakes!
226 km (140 mi) W of Granada (pop: 89,400) --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) SW of Esteli (pop: 96,400) --> See nearby quakes!
268 km (166 mi) SSE of Sensuntepeque (El Salvador) (pop: 20,400) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) SSE of San Salvador (El Salvador) (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
295 km (183 mi) SSW of Tegucigalpa (Honduras) (pop: 850,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1015 joules (1106 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 9.5 x 105 tons of TNT or 59.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|7.2||15 km||near the coast of Nicaragua||USGS|
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