Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Near the Coast of Nicaragua on Friday, 19 April 1985 at 17:43 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 72 km depth
Depth: 71.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.848°N / 86.651°W (Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Nejapa-Miraflores (47 km / 29 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
16 km (10 mi) WNW of Masachapa (pop: 5,000) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) W of San Rafael del Sur (pop: 29,800) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) WSW of El Crucero (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) W of Diriamba (pop: 35,000) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) S of Nagarote (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) SW of Ciudad Sandino (pop: 50,000) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) W of Jinotepe (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (33 mi) SW of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) WSW of Masaya (pop: 130,100) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) SSE of Leon (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.1||72 km||near the coast of Nicaragua||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Near the Coast of Nicaragua 19 April 1985 17:43 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 03 May 1985 07:02 UTC| M 5.9 |87.7 km (54.5 mi) depth|30 km (19 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 19 Apr 1985 17:55 UTC| M 5.3 |59.8 km (37.2 mi) depth|24 km (15 mi) distance| USGS | Details