Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Near the Coast of Nicaragua on Thursday, 23 August 1984 at 19:49 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 57 km depth
Depth: 57.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.618°N / 86.485°W (Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Masaya (54 km / 34 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) S of Masachapa (pop: 5,000) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) S of San Rafael del Sur (pop: 29,800) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (23 mi) SW of Diriamba (pop: 35,000) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) SW of Jinotepe (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) SW of San Marcos (pop: 23,300) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (28 mi) SSW of El Crucero (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) SW of Masaya (pop: 130,100) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) SSW of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) WSW of Granada (pop: 89,400) --> See nearby quakes!
101 km (63 mi) SSE of Leon (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!) More info
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|M 6.2||57 km||near the coast of Nicaragua||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake Near the Coast of Nicaragua 23 August 1984 19:49 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 20 Dec 1984 16:26 UTC| M 6.0 |62.9 km (39.1 mi) depth|36 km (23 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Near the Coast of Nicaragua on Thursday, 20 December 1984 at 16:26 (GMT)
- 13 Sep 1984 07:36 UTC| M 5.0 |54.2 km (33.7 mi) depth|39 km (24 mi) distance| USGS | Details