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Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - Near the Coast of Nicaragua on Saturday, 9 October 2004

Major mag. 7.0 earthquake  - Near the Coast of Nicaragua on Saturday, 9 October 2004
Date & time: Saturday, 9 October 2004 21:26 UTC
Magnitude: 7.0
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.422°N / 86.665°W (Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Masaya (83 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
44 km (27 mi) SW of Masachapa (pop: 5,000)
51 km (32 mi) SW of El Rosario (pop: 3,000)
53 km (33 mi) SW of San Rafael del Sur (pop: 29,800)
87 km (54 mi) SW of Masaya (pop: 130,100)
91 km (57 mi) SW of Managua (pop: 973,100)
115 km (72 mi) SE of León (pop: 144,500)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 9 Oct 21:26 UTCM 7.0 / 35 kmNear the Coast of NicaraguaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.0 quake: Near the Coast of Nicaragua, 9 Oct 2004 21:26

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (15 quakes):
  • 25 Jul 2006 01:38 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    29.8 km (18.5 mi) depth
    |
    75 km (46 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Jul 2006 01:38 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    28.2 km (17.5 mi) depth
    |
    113 km (70 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Oct 2005 21:59 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    162.3 km (100.8 mi) depth
    |
    93 km (58 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Aug 2005 11:03 UTC
    | M 6.3 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    124 km (77 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Nicaragua on Wednesday, 3 August 2005
  • 03 Aug 2005 09:27 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    115 km (72 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Jul 2005 20:09 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    167.9 km (104.3 mi) depth
    |
    105 km (65 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Jul 2005 04:11 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    40.5 km (25.2 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Jul 2005 02:27 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    40.9 km (25.4 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Jul 2005 02:16 UTC
    | M 6.6 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Near the Coast of Nicaragua on Saturday, 2 July 2005
  • 25 Jun 2005 08:25 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33.7 km (20.9 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Apr 2005 07:36 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    112.9 km (70.2 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Mar 2005 13:46 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    169.1 km (105.1 mi) depth
    |
    130 km (81 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Mar 2005 00:15 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Mar 2005 07:17 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    85.3 km (53 mi) depth
    |
    80 km (50 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Jan 2005 19:19 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    39.1 km (24.3 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - Near the Coast of Nicaragua on Saturday, 9 October 2004

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