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Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - 23km WSW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua on Sunday, 2 March 2014

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 23km WSW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua on Sunday, 2 March 2014

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - 23km WSW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua on Sunday, 2 March 2014
Date & time: Sunday, 2 March 2014 09:37 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, March 02, 2014 03:37:56
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 72.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.6286°N / 87.6371°W (Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Cosigüina (40 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.3*10^14 J (35 GWh / 30089 tons of TNT / 1.9 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 2 Mar 2014
Sun, 2 Mar 09:37 UTCM 6.2 / 72 kmNear Coast of NicaraguaGFZ
Sun, 2 Mar 09:37 UTCM 6.2 / 73 kmNEAR COAST OF NICARAGUAEMSC
Sun, 2 Mar 09:37 UTCM 6.4 / 63.5 km NicaraguaINETER
Sun, 2 Mar 09:37 UTCM 6.2 / 73 kmWSW of Jiquilillo, NicaraguaGeoAu

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Toronto, Canada / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was sleeping around 3-3:30am in Managua. Nicaragua. I was awoken by a rattling of my bed for about 20-30 seconds.
las peñitas / MMI IV (Light shaking): Top bunk of bed was shaking for what felt like 30 seconds. Woke me up in my sleep. Rumbling like a heavy truck.
San Ramon / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was awake at the time and could feel building rocking a little. Objects swaying indoors. I live on second floor.
MANAGUA / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Belle secousse ! Nuit écourtée, la sieste s'impose....
Mnagua / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Réveil secoué, nuit écoutée !
Managua (152.4 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Was 3:37 AM local time; no need for alarm clock this morning!
San lorenzo, valle (91.2 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VIII (Severe shaking)
Tola, Nicaragua near Playa Colorado (218.7 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Jinotepe,Carazo. Nicaragua, Central America. / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Jinotepe ,Carazo, how long did last? 3 to 4 seg?
Leon, Nicaragua / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Leon, Nicaragua (85.1 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Chinandega / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Las Colinas, Managua (163.2 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Dogs and other animals were startled, we were asleep and woken up by the heavy shake. No apparent structural damages, but felt by all neighbors as a hard shaking.
veracruz, nindiri (175.9 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): @ 15 seconds duration, shaking, not rolling
Aserradores / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): Woke me out of sleep and there was also an aftershock very scary
Managua / MMI IX (Violent shaking)
Playa de San Diego / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
El Viejo, Chinandega (160.2 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
Grecia (460.6 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Managua (160.2 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Puntarenas Canton (Costa Rica) (421 km SE from epicenter)(no details): I was sleeping in my hammock and had an itch from a bug bite earlier in the day that woke me up... About a minute later my hammock began swinging in the head to tow direction which is North to South and the tin roof began to rattle... Not too strong and lasted about 10-15 seconds... Stopped very abruptly as another poster said. (via EMSC)
Jaco (Costa Rica) (464 km SE from epicenter)(no details): bed moved sideways back and forth. swaying motion (via EMSC)
El Triunfo (Honduras) (90 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Was awake when it happened, started as a deep vibrating rumble that lasted 5-10 seconds then the rocking motion began moving the building an inch or more back and forth for another 5-10 seconds. Strongest I have felt since living in Alaska. We are near the Golf of Fonseca in Honduras on the Nic border. Epp less than 40km away off coast. (via EMSC)
León (Nicaragua) (83 km E from epicenter)(no details): We've experienced several earthquakes in recent years. This quake had a strong rumbling noise, first time I have ever heard noise with a quake. (via EMSC)
Heredia (Costa Rica) (479 km SE from epicenter)(no details): I was sleeping in the chair, when I felt the floor moving. This is a earth quake proof building so this moves a lot. This quake was very noticeable. Woke me up. (via EMSC)
San Juan del Sur (Nicaragua) (242 km SE from epicenter)(no details): I was just laying in bed, and thought my wife was shaking. After I woke her up, we could still feel it shaking the bed and side table in our hotel room(Approx 20-30 seconds). (via EMSC)
San Salvador (El Salvador) (210 km NW from epicenter)(no details): It felt very strong in San Salvador, even thought it would turn into full fledged earthquake (like 7 and up). Relieved it stopped pretty quickly and suddenly. (via EMSC)
San Salvador (El Salvador) (210 km NW from epicenter)(no details): We were woke up by the earthquake... the bed was shaking hard (via EMSC)
Tegucigalpa (Honduras) (160 km N from epicenter)(no details): Pensé que era el viento cuando la ventana hizo ruido.entonces me acerque, abrí la cortina, y mientras tocaba la pared pude sentir el movimiento de la misma. (via EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua) (152 km E from epicenter)(no details): it was pretty long, about 30 seconds. (via EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua) (152 km E from epicenter)(no details): It woke me up so i guess it was hard enough to be felt (via EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua) (152 km SE from epicenter)(no details): c'était le plus fort tremblement de terre que jamais j'ai vecu (via EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua) (153 km E from epicenter)(no details): Se activaron las alarmas de los coches. (via EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua) (153 km E from epicenter)(no details): Dog barking before the Shake, that woke me up then stated feeling the shake (via EMSC)
San Miguel (El Salvador) (112 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Estaba dormido y tengo sueño pesado pero me desperto (via EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua) (158 km E from epicenter)(no details): Everybody was in the bed and sleeping. Just woke up from the shake and the loud sound of the earthquake. (via EMSC)

 

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