Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 10.7 km north of Carlos Fonseca Amador, Departamento de Managua, Nicaragua, on Saturday, 30 April 1955 at 01:43 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.071°N / 86.474°W (Departamento de Managua, Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Nejapa-Miraflores (18 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) NNE of Villa El Carmen (Managua) (pop: 5,220) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (11 mi) SW of Ciudad Sandino (Managua) (pop: 50,000) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) WNW of El Crucero (Managua) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) SSE of Nagarote (León) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) N of San Rafael del Sur (Managua) (pop: 29,800) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) WSW of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) WNW of San Marcos (Carazo) (pop: 23,300) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) NW of Diriamba (Carazo) (pop: 35,000) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) WNW of Masaya (pop: 130,100) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) SE of Leon (León) (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.0||15 km||Nicaragua||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake 10.7 km north of Carlos Fonseca Amador, Departamento de Managua, Nicaragua, 30 April 1955 01:43 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 13 Oct 1955 21:51 UTC| M 5.7 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|49 km (30 mi) distance| USGS | Details