Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 46 km west of Choluteca, Honduras, on Tuesday, January 12, 1982 at 05:48 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 6 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 6.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.158°N / 87.589°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Honduras)
Antipode: 13.158°S / 92.411°E↗
Nearest volcano: Isla El Tigre (14 km / 9 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
24 km (15 mi) WSW of Monjaras (Marcovia) (pop: 6,770) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (21 mi) SSW of San Lorenzo (pop: 22,300) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) SSE of La Alianza (Alianza) (pop: 6,920) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) WSW of Choluteca (pop: 75,900) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (44 mi) NW of El Viejo (Nicaragua) (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) NW of Chichigalpa (Nicaragua) (pop: 33,100) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (59 mi) ESE of Usulutan (El Salvador) (pop: 51,900) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) SSW of Tegucigalpa (pop: 850,800) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) SE of Sensuntepeque (El Salvador) (pop: 20,400) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) NW of Managua (Nicaragua) (pop: 973,100) --> 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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|6.0||6.4 km||Golfo de Fonseca, Honduras||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes)
- 30 Mar 1982 17:37 UTC| M 4.7 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|19 km (12 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 12 Jan 1982 07:04 UTC| M 4.8 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|1 km (1 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC| M |0 km (0 mi) depth|9749 km (6058 mi) distance| | Details