Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 87 km southwest of Masaya, Nicaragua, on Thursday, February 16, 1922 at 03:14 (GMT)
Quake Data | Interactive map | User Reports | Aftershocks | Earlier quakes here | Quakes in Nicaragua | Departamento de Rivas | Departamento de Managua | Granada | Carazo | Masaya | Departamento de Leon
Very strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 25 km depth
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.255°N / 86.408°W (North Pacific Ocean, Nicaragua)
Antipode: 11.255°S / 93.592°E
Nearest volcano: Mombacho (80 km / 50 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
55 km (34 mi) WSW of Tola (pop: 2,640) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) S of San Rafael del Sur (pop: 29,800) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) SW of Nandaime (pop: 20,800) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) SSW of Diriamba (pop: 35,000) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) SSW of San Marcos (pop: 23,300) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) SSW of Masatepe (pop: 21,500) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) SSW of Masaya (pop: 130,100) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) SSW of Granada (pop: 89,400) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) S of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) SSE of Leon (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
|6.4||25 km||near the coast of Nicaragua||USGS|
User reports for this quake
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quake)
So far, no aftershocks have been registered.