Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 47 km west of Rivas, Departamento de Rivas, Nicaragua, on Sunday, 2 March 1952 at 18:52 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 47 km depth
Depth: 46.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.303°N / 86.239°W (North Pacific Ocean, Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Mombacho (65 km / 40 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
36 km (22 mi) WSW of Tola (pop: 2,640) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) WSW of Rivas (pop: 30,000) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) SSW of Nandaime (pop: 20,800) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) S of Jinotepe (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) S of Diriamba (pop: 35,000) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) SSE of San Rafael del Sur (pop: 29,800) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) SSW of Granada (pop: 89,400) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) S of Masaya (pop: 130,100) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) S of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (90 mi) SSE of Leon (pop: 144,500) --> 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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|M 6.1||47 km||near the coast of Nicaragua||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake North Pacific Ocean, 47 km west of Rivas, Departamento de Rivas, Nicaragua, 2 March 1952 18:52 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 03 Mar 1952 17:42 UTC| M 5.9 |31.2 km (19.4 mi) depth|19 km (12 mi) distance| USGS | Details