Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Near the Coast of Nicaragua on Friday, 9 October 1998 at 11:54 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Near the Coast of Nicaragua on Friday, 9 October 1998 at 11:54 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 69 km depth

Date & time: 9 Oct 1998 11:54:36 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 68.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.321°N / 86.451°W (Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Mombacho (77 km / 48 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
52 km (32 mi) S of Masachapa (pop: 5,000) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (36 mi) S of San Rafael del Sur (pop: 29,800) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) SSW of Diriamba (pop: 35,000) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) SSW of Jinotepe (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) SW of Nandaime (pop: 20,800) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) W of Rivas (pop: 30,000) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) SSW of Masaya (pop: 130,100) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) SW of Granada (pop: 89,400) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SSW of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (82 mi) SSE 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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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.069 kmnear the coast of NicaraguaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Near the Coast of Nicaragua 9 October 1998 11:54 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (16 quakes):
  • 24 Mar 1999 16:20 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Mar 1999 03:47 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    59.6 km (37 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Feb 1999 13:40 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Feb 1999 06:58 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Jan 1999 10:20 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    71.2 km (44.2 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Jan 1999 14:07 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Dec 1998 08:51 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Dec 1998 13:19 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    200 km (124.3 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Dec 1998 12:56 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Dec 1998 08:06 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    96.4 km (59.9 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Nov 1998 08:01 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Nov 1998 01:55 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    87.6 km (54.4 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Nov 1998 14:20 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    66.7 km (41.4 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Oct 1998 07:29 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Oct 1998 03:16 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Oct 1998 03:08 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Near the Coast of Nicaragua on Friday, 9 October 1998 at 11:54 (GMT)
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