Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Near the Coast of Nicaragua on Tuesday, 2 March 2004 at 03:47 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 28 km depth
Depth: 28.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.61°N / 86.767°W (Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Nejapa-Miraflores (75 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
34 km (21 mi) SW of Masachapa (pop: 5,000) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) SW of San Rafael del Sur (pop: 29,800) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) WSW of Diriamba (pop: 35,000) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) WSW of Jinotepe (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) WSW of San Marcos (pop: 23,300) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (48 mi) SW of Ciudad Sandino (pop: 50,000) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) SW of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) WSW of Masaya (pop: 130,100) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) S of Leon (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) WSW of Granada (pop: 89,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.2||28 km||near the coast of Nicaragua||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake Near the Coast of Nicaragua 2 March 2004 03:47 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 02 Mar 2004 09:31 UTC| M 5.1 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|22 km (13 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 02 Mar 2004 03:50 UTC| M 5.2 |53.3 km (33.1 mi) depth|33 km (20 mi) distance| USGS | Details