Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Near the Coast of Nicaragua on Wednesday, 27 March 1996 at 20:52 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.777°N / 87.935°W (Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Cosigüina (140 km / 87 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
188 km (117 mi) WSW of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> 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||33 km||near the coast of Nicaragua||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Near the Coast of Nicaragua 27 March 1996 20:52 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 22 May 1996 00:24 UTC| M 4.4 |30.4 km (18.9 mi) depth|49 km (31 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 29 Apr 1996 12:49 UTC| M 4.1 |123 km (76.4 mi) depth|41 km (25 mi) distance| USGS | Details