Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Departamento de Rivas, 30 km southeast of Granada, Nicaragua, on Monday, 17 October 2005 at 21:59 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 162 km depth
Date & time: 17 Oct 2005 21:59:22 UTC
Depth: 162.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.677°N / 85.85°W (Departamento de Rivas, Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Zapatera (7 km / 4 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
20 km (12 mi) NNE of Belén (Rivas) (pop: 5,420) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) ESE of Nandaime (Granada) (pop: 20,800) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) N of Rivas (pop: 30,000) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) SE of Masatepe (Masaya) (pop: 21,500) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) ESE of Diriamba (Carazo) (pop: 35,000) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) SSE of Tipitapa (Managua) (pop: 50,000) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) SE of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) SE of Leon (León) (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
274 km (170 mi) NW of San Jose (San José, Costa Rica) (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
305 km (190 mi) SSE of Tegucigalpa (Francisco Morazán, Honduras) (pop: 850,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.7||162 km||Nicaragua||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 27 Oct 2005 16:15 UTC| M 4.5 |40.2 km (25 mi) depth|36 km (23 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 21 Oct 2005 13:21 UTC| M 3.7 |59.3 km (36.8 mi) depth|4 km (3 mi) distance| USGS | Details