Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 171 km west of Managua, Nicaragua, on 2020-09-16 12:14:09 -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 171 km west of Managua, Nicaragua, on 2020-09-16 12:14:09

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 40 km depth

16 Sep 18:28 UTC: First to report: INETER after 14 minutes.
16 Sep 18:42: Epicenter location corrected by 2.6 km (1.6 mi) towards N.
16 Sep 18:49: Epicenter location corrected by 2.6 km (1.6 mi) towards SSW.
Date & time: 16 Sep 2020 18:14:09 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-09-16 12:14:09
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 40.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.404°N / 87.802°W (Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Cosigüina (69 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
54 km (33 mi) SW of Jiquilillo (pop: 4,140) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (46 mi) WSW of El Viejo (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) WSW of Chinandega (pop: 126,400) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (54 mi) WSW of Chichigalpa (pop: 33,100) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) W of Leon (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) W of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (111 mi) SW of Somoto (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (116 mi) SSE of Sensuntepeque (El Salvador) (pop: 20,400) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (123 mi) SSW of Tegucigalpa (Honduras) (pop: 850,800) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (129 mi) SE of San Salvador (El Salvador) (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.040 km53 Km Al Suroeste De Boca Del Padre Ramos, NicaraguaINETER
4.853 kmNear Coast of NicaraguaGFZ
4.753 kmNear Coast Of NicaraguaEMSC
4.752 km44 Km SW of Jiquilillo, NicaraguaUSGS

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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (21 quakes):
  • 15 Nov 2020 09:53 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    34 km (21.1 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 13 Nov 2020 18:23 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    28 km (17.4 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 03 Nov 2020 11:10 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    39 km (24.2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 02 Nov 2020 15:16 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    37 km (23 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 27 Oct 2020 11:28 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    26 km (16.2 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 25 Oct 2020 10:01 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    36 km (22.4 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 25 Oct 2020 00:15 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 24 Oct 2020 13:02 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    39 km (24.2 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 18 Oct 2020 23:31 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 18 Oct 2020 01:26 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    36 km (22.4 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 17 Oct 2020 23:36 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    29 km (18 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 17 Oct 2020 20:31 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    38 km (23.6 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 14 Oct 2020 19:41 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    38 km (23.6 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 10 Oct 2020 19:53 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    36 km (22.4 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 10 Oct 2020 06:34 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    32 km (19.9 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 03 Oct 2020 09:17 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • Show all

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