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Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - Nicaragua on Friday, 5 November 1926

Major mag. 7.0 earthquake  - Nicaragua on Friday, 5 November 1926
Date & time: Friday, 5 November 1926 07:55 UTC
Magnitude: 7.0
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.598°N / 86.875°W (Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Telica (3 km / 2 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (5 mi) NW of Telica (pop: 8,800)
11 km (7 mi) NE of Quezalguaque (pop: 2,000)
13 km (8 mi) NE of Posoltega (pop: 6,400)
85 km (53 mi) NW of Managua (pop: 973,100)
169 km (105 mi) SE of Tegucigalpa (pop: 850,800)
173 km (107 mi) SE of San Miguel (pop: 161,900)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Fri, 5 Nov 07:55 UTCM 7.0 / 15 km NicaraguaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.0 quake: Nicaragua, 5 Nov 1926 07:55

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - Nicaragua on Friday, 5 November 1926
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  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 23 Sep 1902 20:18
    | 7.8 |
    unknown
    |
    118 years ago
    |
    761km / 473mi
    | Chiapas, Mexico
  • 19 Apr 1902 02:23
    | 7.5 |
    unknown
    |
    119 years ago
    |
    473km / 294mi
    | Guatemala
  • 28 Mar 1921 07:49
    | 7.3 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    100 years ago
    |
    118km / 73mi
    | Honduras
  • 08 Feb 1926 15:18
    | 7.2 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    95 years ago
    |
    197km / 123mi
    | Offshore El Salvador
  • 27 Feb 1916 20:21
    | 7.2 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    105 years ago
    |
    169km / 105mi
    | Near the Coast of Nicaragua
  • 04 Mar 1924 10:07
    | 7.1 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    97 years ago
    |
    449km / 279mi
    | Costa Rica
  • 04 Feb 1921 08:22
    | 7.0 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    100 years ago
    |
    545km / 339mi
    | Guatemala
  • 17 Mar 1926 11:53
    | 6.9 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    95 years ago
    |
    528km / 328mi
    | Caribbean Sea (Colombia)
  • 17 Apr 1919 20:53
    | 6.8 |
    35km / 22mi
    |
    102 years ago
    |
    554km / 344mi
    | Guatemala
  • 15 Feb 1926 02:59
    | 6.7 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    95 years ago
    |
    243km / 151mi
    | Off the Coast of El Salvador
  • 01 May 1924 19:54
    | 6.6 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    97 years ago
    |
    234km / 146mi
    | Offshore El Salvador
  • 29 Jun 1919 23:14
    | 6.6 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    101 years ago
    |
    157km / 97mi
    | Offshore El Salvador (Nicaragua)
  • 19 Oct 1918 03:23
    | 6.6 |
    35km / 22mi
    |
    102 years ago
    |
    369km / 230mi
    | El Salvador
  • 11 Mar 1924 10:41
    | 6.4 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    97 years ago
    |
    358km / 223mi
    | Costa Rica
  • 16 Feb 1922 03:14
    | 6.4 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    99 years ago
    |
    158km / 98mi
    | Near the Coast of Nicaragua

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