Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - Isla La Calabaza, Departamento de Chinandega, 18 km north of Leon, Nicaragua, on Friday, November 5, 1926 at 07:55 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.598°N / 86.875°W↗ (Departamento de Chinandega, Nicaragua)
Antipode: 12.598°S / 93.125°E↗
Nearest volcano: Telica (3 km / 2 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (5 mi) NNW of Telica (León) (pop: 8,780) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (10 mi) E of Chichigalpa (Chinandega) (pop: 33,100) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) N of Leon (León) (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) E of Chinandega (pop: 126,400) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) ESE of El Viejo (Chinandega) (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) ENE of Corinto (Chinandega) (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) NW of La Paz Centro (León) (pop: 23,500) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) S of Somotillo (Chinandega) (pop: 15,400) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) NW of Nagarote (León) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) NW of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 25 Oct 1928 12:33 UTC| M 6.5 |30 km (18.6 mi) depth|114 km (71 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 97 km south of Leon, Nicaragua, on Thursday, October 25, 1928 at 12:33 (GMT)