Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Near the Coast of Nicaragua on Sunday, 3 March 1996 at 16:37 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.905°N / 86.772°W (Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Nejapa-Miraflores (55 km / 34 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
30 km (19 mi) WSW of Villa El Carmen (pop: 5,220) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) WNW of Masachapa (pop: 5,000) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) W of San Rafael del Sur (pop: 29,800) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) SSW of Nagarote (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) SSW of La Paz Centro (pop: 23,500) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) W of El Crucero (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) WSW of Ciudad Sandino (pop: 50,000) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) W of Diriamba (pop: 35,000) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (38 mi) SSE of Leon (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) WSW of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.7||33 km||near the coast of Nicaragua||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.7 quake Near the Coast of Nicaragua 3 March 1996 16:37 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 05 Mar 1996 19:48 UTC| M 5.2 |85.2 km (52.9 mi) depth|35 km (22 mi) distance| USGS | Details