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Major mag. 7.7 earthquake - Near the Coast of Nicaragua on Wednesday, 2 September 1992

Major mag. 7.7 earthquake  - Near the Coast of Nicaragua on Wednesday, 2 September 1992
Date & time: Wednesday, 2 September 1992 00:16 UTC
Magnitude: 7.7
Depth: 44.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.742°N / 87.34°W (Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Telica (110 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
84 km (52 mi) SW of Corinto (pop: 19,200)
90 km (56 mi) W of Masachapa (pop: 5,000)
91 km (57 mi) SW of El Realejo (pop: 6,200)
92 km (57 mi) SW of León (pop: 144,500)
126 km (78 mi) SW of Managua (pop: 973,100)
138 km (86 mi) W of Masaya (pop: 130,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1016 joules (6219 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5.4 x 106 tons of TNT or 334.4 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 2 Sep 00:16 UTCM 7.7 / 44.8 kmNear the Coast of NicaraguaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.7 quake: Near the Coast of Nicaragua, 2 Sep 1992 00:16

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (37 quakes):
  • 29 Jun 1994 12:00 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    48.6 km (30.2 mi) depth
    |
    127 km (79 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 May 1994 21:26 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    67.7 km (42.1 mi) depth
    |
    181 km (112 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Mar 1994 03:36 UTC
    | M 6.4 |
    14.5 km (9 mi) depth
    |
    107 km (67 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Off the Coast of Central America (Nicaragua) on Tuesday, 15 March 1994
  • 12 Mar 1994 23:00 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Dec 1993 20:33 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    73.8 km (45.9 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Nov 1993 22:43 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    108.1 km (67.2 mi) depth
    |
    131 km (82 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Nov 1993 12:14 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    72.7 km (45.2 mi) depth
    |
    104 km (65 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Oct 1993 15:10 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    31.4 km (19.5 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Sep 1993 22:58 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    124 km (77 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Jul 1993 12:55 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    25.8 km (16 mi) depth
    |
    156 km (97 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Jun 1993 11:15 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    217.8 km (135.3 mi) depth
    |
    169 km (105 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Mar 1993 18:01 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    196 km (122 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Mar 1993 11:30 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    74.2 km (46.1 mi) depth
    |
    97 km (60 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Sep 1992 14:15 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    86.1 km (53.5 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Sep 1992 23:51 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    55.9 km (34.7 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Sep 1992 18:40 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    31.9 km (19.8 mi) depth
    |
    99 km (61 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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