Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 56 km northwest of Chinandega, Nicaragua, on Friday, August 3, 1951 at 00:23 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.044°N / 87.427°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Nicaragua)
Antipode: 13.044°S / 92.573°E↗
Nearest volcano: Cosigüina (17 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
24 km (15 mi) N of San Francisco (pop: 856) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) NW of El Viejo (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) NW of Chinandega (pop: 126,400) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (35 mi) W of Somotillo (pop: 15,400) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) NW of Chichigalpa (pop: 33,100) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) NNW of Corinto (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) NW of Leon (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) S of Tegucigalpa (Honduras) (pop: 850,800) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) SE of Sensuntepeque (El Salvador) (pop: 20,400) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) NW of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.1||15 km||Honduras (Nicaragua)||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 03 Aug 1951 05:25 UTC| M 5.8 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|16 km (10 mi) distance| USGS | Details