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Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 57km W of Masachapa, Nicaragua

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 50km W of Masachapa, Nicaragua on Saturday, 15 June 2013

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake  - 50km W of Masachapa, Nicaragua on Saturday, 15 June 2013
Date & time: Saturday, 15 June 2013 17:34 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Sat, 15 Jun 2013 11:34
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 35.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.7246°N / 86.9754°W (Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Nejapa-Miraflores (92 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.5*10^14 J (98.6 GWh / 84802 tons of TNT / 5.3 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 15 Jun 2013
Sat, 15 Jun 17:34 UTCM 6.5 / 52 kmNEAR COAST OF NICARAGUAEMSC
Sat, 15 Jun 17:34 UTCM 6.7 / 10 km NicaraguaINETER
Sat, 15 Jun 17:34 UTCM 6.4 / 49 kmNear Coast of NicaraguaGFZ
Sat, 15 Jun 17:34 UTCM 6.5 / 36 kmW of Masachapa, NicaraguaGeoAu

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Managua, Nicaragua (88.9 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was inside a cafe when first it sounded like a train our heavy truck coming. Then three quake started and got stronger with time. After 12 shakes the max was reached and 18 shakes and 30sec the quake was over. Inside the kitchen you could hear the pottery rampling.
diriamba (81.1 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): It felt as i was standing on a surfboard in the sea
Granada (113.6 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
leon nicaragua / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Leon, Nicaragua / MMI IV (Light shaking): obviously a quake..seemed to go on for awhile..everyone i met around town after talking about it
telica / MMI VIII (Severe shaking): i felt it. i lm visiting my parents and we live in telica and it was pretty damn strong. i was laying in bed and it was hard for me to get up
Dolores, Nicaragua; Carazo Region (84.2 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Heard what we thought was a short duration loud thunder clap. We were standing next to our truck and noticed is shaking then looked around and saw a light pole, other vehicles and rebar sticking out of unfinished construction swaying noticably.
Managua, Nicaragua (93.4 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): It shook quite a bit. First of all it started with a slight tremor and then built in intensity. People were getting out of their houses!
Delores, Nicarag / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Delores, Nicarag / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Leon, Nicaragua / MMI VIII (Severe shaking)
Tilaran, Guanacaste, CR (259.6 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): I knew immediately this was an earthquake. The chair in which I was sitting shook, and the ceiling lamps swayed.

 

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