Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Near the Coast of Nicaragua on Sunday, 2 October 1932 at 02:59 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake  - Near the Coast of Nicaragua on Sunday, 2 October 1932 at 02:59 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 30 km depth

Date & time: 2 Oct 1932 02:59:15 UTC
Magnitude: 6.7
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.351°N / 86.553°W (Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Masaya (82 km / 51 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
49 km (30 mi) S of Masachapa (pop: 5,000) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (35 mi) SSW of San Rafael del Sur (pop: 29,800) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) SSW of Diriamba (pop: 35,000) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) SW of Jinotepe (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) SW of Nandaime (pop: 20,800) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) SSW of San Marcos (pop: 23,300) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) SW of Masaya (pop: 130,100) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) SW of Granada (pop: 89,400) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SSW of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) SSE of Leon (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.730 kmnear the coast of NicaraguaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.7 quake Near the Coast of Nicaragua 2 October 1932 02:59 GMT

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Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Near the Coast of Nicaragua on Sunday, 2 October 1932 at 02:59 (GMT)
    Hint: Click on Date/Time to show latest first
  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 27 Feb 1916 20:21
    | 7.2 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    105 years ago
    |
    158km / 98mi
    | Near the Coast of Nicaragua
  • 05 Nov 1926 07:55
    | 7.0 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    94 years ago
    |
    143km / 89mi
    | Nicaragua
  • 29 Jun 1919 23:14
    | 6.6 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    102 years ago
    |
    218km / 136mi
    | Offshore El Salvador (Nicaragua)
  • 25 Oct 1928 12:33
    | 6.5 |
    30km / 19mi
    |
    92 years ago
    |
    61km / 38mi
    | Near the Coast of Nicaragua
  • 11 Mar 1924 10:41
    | 6.4 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    97 years ago
    |
    235km / 146mi
    | Costa Rica
  • 16 Feb 1922 03:14
    | 6.4 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    99 years ago
    |
    19km / 12mi
    | Near the Coast of Nicaragua

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