Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Carazo, 17 km south of San Rafael del Sur, Departamento de Managua, Nicaragua, on Thursday, Oct 25, 1956 5:21 am (GMT +0)
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Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 35 km depth
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, Oct 25, 1956 5:21 am (GMT +0)
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.696°N / 86.407°W (Carazo, Nicaragua)
Antipode: 11.696°S / 93.593°E
Nearest volcano: Masaya (42 km / 26 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (6 mi) SSW of El Rosario (Carazo) (pop: 2,990) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (11 mi) SSE of San Rafael del Sur (Managua) (pop: 29,800) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) SW of Diriamba (Carazo) (pop: 35,000) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (18 mi) SW of Jinotepe (Carazo) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) SW of San Marcos (Carazo) (pop: 23,300) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) SSW of El Crucero (Managua) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (23 mi) SW of Masatepe (Masaya) (pop: 21,500) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) W of Nandaime (Granada) (pop: 20,800) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) SSW of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) SSE of Leon (León) (pop: 144,500) --> 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!) | about seismic energy
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|6.2||35 km||near the coast of Nicaragua||USGS|
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