Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Nicaragua on Wednesday, 3 August 2005 at 11:03 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - Nicaragua on Wednesday, 3 August 2005 at 11:03 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 14 km depth

Date & time: 3 Aug 2005 11:03:15 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 14.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.247°N / 85.541°W (Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Maderas (22 km / 14 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km (4 mi) NNW of Cardenas (pop: 1,200) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (13 mi) NNE of La Cruz (Costa Rica) (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) S of Altagracia (pop: 2,770) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) E of San Juan del Sur (pop: 7,790) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) SSE of Moyogalpa (pop: 3,940) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (23 mi) SE of Rivas (pop: 30,000) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) SE of Belén (pop: 5,420) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) NW of San José (Upala, Costa Rica) (pop: 31,400) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (49 mi) SE of Nandaime (pop: 20,800) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) SE of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.314 kmNicaraguaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake Nicaragua 3 August 2005 11:03 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 17 Oct 2005 21:59 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    162.3 km (100.8 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Nicaragua on Wednesday, 3 August 2005 at 11:03 (GMT)
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