Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Near the Coast of Nicaragua on Wednesday, 2 September 1992 at 18:28 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 10 km depth
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.302°N / 86.725°W (Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Masaya (98 km / 61 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
59 km (36 mi) SSW of Masachapa (pop: 5,000) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) SSW of San Rafael del Sur (pop: 29,800) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (51 mi) SW of Diriamba (pop: 35,000) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) SW of Jinotepe (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) SW of San Marcos (pop: 23,300) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) SW of Nandaime (pop: 20,800) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SW of Masatepe (pop: 21,500) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) W of Rivas (pop: 30,000) --> See nearby quakes!
106 km (66 mi) SSW of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) S 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||10 km||near the coast of Nicaragua||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Near the Coast of Nicaragua 2 September 1992 18:28 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
- 15 Sep 1992 18:40 UTC| M 5.7 |31.9 km (19.8 mi) depth|27 km (17 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 13 Sep 1992 10:53 UTC| M 5.6 |27.8 km (17.3 mi) depth|31 km (19 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 13 Sep 1992 10:38 UTC| M 5.3 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|21 km (13 mi) distance| USGS | Details