Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Near the Coast of Nicaragua on Thursday, 20 December 1984 at 16:26 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 63 km depth
Depth: 62.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.403°N / 86.233°W (Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Mombacho (55 km / 34 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
32 km (20 mi) W of Tola (pop: 2,640) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) SSW of Nandaime (pop: 20,800) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) W of Rivas (pop: 30,000) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) S of Jinotepe (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (31 mi) S of Diriamba (pop: 35,000) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) SSE of San Rafael del Sur (pop: 29,800) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (41 mi) SSW of Masaya (pop: 130,100) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) SSW of Granada (pop: 89,400) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) S of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) SSE of Leon (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||63 km||near the coast of Nicaragua||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Near the Coast of Nicaragua 20 December 1984 16:26 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 08 Apr 1985 10:17 UTC| M 4.5 |54.6 km (33.9 mi) depth|60 km (37 mi) distance| USGS | Details