Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Nicaragua on Saturday, 23 December 1972 at 06:29 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 10 km depth
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.184°N / 86.223°W (Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Nejapa-Miraflores (13 km / 8 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) NNE of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) ENE of Ciudad Sandino (pop: 50,000) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) W of Tipitapa (pop: 50,000) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) NNE of El Crucero (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) NNW of Masaya (pop: 130,100) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) N of San Marcos (pop: 23,300) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) NNW of Masatepe (pop: 21,500) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (23 mi) N of Diriamba (pop: 35,000) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (25 mi) NW of Granada (pop: 89,400) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) ESE of Leon (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.3||10 km||Nicaragua||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake Nicaragua 23 December 1972 06:29 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 09 Apr 1973 03:17 UTC| M 4.7 |167 km (103.8 mi) depth|37 km (23 mi) distance| USGS | Details