Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 4.9 km south of Chichigalpa, Departamento de Chinandega, Nicaragua, on Tuesday, November 17, 1987 at 03:40 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 76 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 76.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.534°N / 87.03°W↗ (Departamento de Chinandega, Nicaragua)
Antipode: 12.534°S / 92.97°E↗
Nearest volcano: San Cristobal (19 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) S of Chichigalpa (Chinandega) (pop: 33,100) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) SE of Chinandega (pop: 126,400) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (10 mi) ENE of Corinto (Chinandega) (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) WNW of Leon (León) (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) SE of El Viejo (Chinandega) (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) WNW of La Paz Centro (León) (pop: 23,500) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) SSW of Somotillo (Chinandega) (pop: 15,400) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (36 mi) WNW of Nagarote (León) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (59 mi) WNW of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) SW of Esteli (Estelí) (pop: 96,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.5||76 km||near the coast of Nicaragua||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 14 Jan 1988 07:59 UTC| M 4.3 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|53 km (33 mi) distance| USGS | Details