Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 25 km northeast of Chichigalpa, Departamento de Chinandega, Nicaragua, on Monday, April 4, 1955 at 19:24 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.74°N / 86.873°W↗ (Departamento de Chinandega, Nicaragua)
Antipode: 12.74°S / 93.127°E↗
Nearest volcano: San Cristobal (15 km / 9 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
24 km (15 mi) N of Telica (León) (pop: 8,780) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (15 mi) NE of Chichigalpa (Chinandega) (pop: 33,100) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) ENE of Chinandega (pop: 126,400) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (20 mi) ENE of El Viejo (Chinandega) (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) N of Leon (León) (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) S of Somotillo (Chinandega) (pop: 15,400) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) NE of Corinto (Chinandega) (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) NNW of La Paz Centro (León) (pop: 23,500) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (59 mi) NW of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (95 mi) SSE of Tegucigalpa (Francisco Morazán, Honduras) (pop: 850,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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