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Major mag. 7.2 earthquake - Near the Coast of Nicaragua on Sunday, 27 February 1916

Major mag. 7.2 earthquake  - Near the Coast of Nicaragua on Sunday, 27 February 1916
Date & time: Sunday, 27 February 1916 20:21 UTC
Magnitude: 7.2
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.542°N / 87.99°W (Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Cosigüina (166 km / 103 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
137 km (85 mi) SW of Corinto (pop: 19,200)
143 km (89 mi) SW of El Realejo (pop: 6,200)
146 km (91 mi) SW of Jiquilillo (pop: 4,100)
153 km (95 mi) SW of Chinandega (pop: 126,400)
157 km (97 mi) SW of León (pop: 144,500)
192 km (119 mi) SW of Ciudad Sandino (pop: 70,000)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1015 joules (1106 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 9.5 x 105 tons of TNT or 59.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 27 Feb 20:21 UTCM 7.2 / 15 kmNear the Coast of NicaraguaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.2 quake: Near the Coast of Nicaragua, 27 Feb 1916 20:21

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Major mag. 7.2 earthquake - Near the Coast of Nicaragua on Sunday, 27 February 1916

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