Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Nicaragua on Monday, 16 December 1985 at 02:44 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 22 km depth
Depth: 22.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.725°N / 85.838°W (Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Zapatera (2 km / 1 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
24 km (15 mi) E of Nandaime (pop: 20,800) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) SSE of Granada (pop: 89,400) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) N of Rivas (pop: 30,000) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) SE of Masaya (pop: 130,100) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (25 mi) ESE of Masatepe (pop: 21,500) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) ESE of Jinotepe (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) ESE of San Marcos (pop: 23,300) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) ESE of Diriamba (pop: 35,000) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) SE of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) SE 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||22 km||Nicaragua||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake Nicaragua 16 December 1985 02:44 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 04 Mar 1986 07:27 UTC| M 4.5 |186.7 km (116 mi) depth|12 km (7 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 28 Dec 1985 21:37 UTC| M 4.2 |127.9 km (79.5 mi) depth|24 km (15 mi) distance| USGS | Details