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

Forte terremoto magnitudine 6.2 - North Pacific Ocean, 24 km a sud ovest da Jiquilillo, Nicaragua, domenica, 02 marzo 2014

Forte terremoto magnitudine 6.2 - North Pacific Ocean, 24 km a sud ovest da Jiquilillo, Nicaragua, domenica, 02 marzo 2014

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 73 km depth

2 Mar 09:57 UTC: Primo a segnalare: USGS dopo 19 minuti.
Data & ora: 2 Mar 2014 09:37:56 UTC
Ora locale a epicentro: Sunday, March 02, 2014 03:37:56
Magnitudine: 6.2
Profondità: 72.6 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 12.6286°N / 87.6371°W (North Pacific Ocean, Nicaragua)
Vulcano più vicino: Cosigüina (40 km / 25 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
24 km OSO da Jiquilillo (pop: 4,140) --> Vedi sismi vicini
51 km O da El Viejo (pop: 53,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
52 km O da El Realejo (pop: 6,210) --> Vedi sismi vicini
53 km ONO da Corinto (pop: 19,200) --> Vedi sismi vicini
66 km O da Chichigalpa (pop: 33,100) --> Vedi sismi vicini
72 km O da Posoltega (pop: 6,400) --> Vedi sismi vicini
85 km ONO da Leon (pop: 144,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
160 km ONO da Managua (pop: 973,100) --> Vedi sismi vicini
168 km SSO da Tegucigalpa (Honduras) (pop: 850,800) --> Vedi sismi vicini
205 km SE da San Salvador (El Salvador) (pop: 526,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
200 km ONO da Isla La Calabaza Island --> Vedi sismi vicini
207 km ONO da Virginia Island --> Vedi sismi vicini
Fonte dati primaria: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudineProfonditàUbicazioneFonte
M 6.272 kmNear Coast of NicaraguaGFZ
M 6.273 km NEAR COAST OF NICARAGUAEMSC
M 6.273 km23km WSW of Jiquilillo, NicaraguaUSGS
M 6.464 kmNicaraguaINETER
M 6.273 kmWSW of Jiquilillo, NicaraguaGeoAu

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User reports for this quake (36)

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Toronto, Canada / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was awake at the time and could feel building rocking a little. Objects swaying indoors. I live on second floor.
MANAGUA / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Belle secousse ! Nuit écourtée, la sieste s'impose....
Mnagua / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Réveil secoué, nuit écoutée !
Managua (152.4 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Was 3:37 AM local time; no need for alarm clock this morning!
San lorenzo, valle (91.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)
Tola, Nicaragua near Playa Colorado (218.7 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Jinotepe,Carazo. Nicaragua, Central America. / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Jinotepe ,Carazo, how long did last? 3 to 4 seg?
Leon, Nicaragua / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Leon, Nicaragua (85.1 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Chinandega / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Las Colinas, Managua (163.2 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : @ 15 seconds duration, shaking, not rolling
Aserradores / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Woke me out of sleep and there was also an aftershock very scary
Managua / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
Playa de San Diego / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
El Viejo, Chinandega (160.2 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Grecia (460.6 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Managua (160.2 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Puntarenas Canton (Costa Rica, 421 km SE of epicenter) : 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. (reported through EMSC)
Jaco (Costa Rica, 464 km SE of epicenter) : bed moved sideways back and forth. swaying motion (reported through EMSC)
El Triunfo (Honduras, 90 km NE of epicenter) : 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. (reported through EMSC)
León (Nicaragua, 83 km E of epicenter) : 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. (reported through EMSC)
Heredia (Costa Rica, 479 km SE of epicenter) : 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. (reported through EMSC)
San Juan del Sur (Nicaragua, 242 km SE of epicenter) : 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). (reported through EMSC)
San Salvador (El Salvador, 210 km NW of epicenter) : 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. (reported through EMSC)
San Salvador (El Salvador, 210 km NW of epicenter) : We were woke up by the earthquake... the bed was shaking hard (reported through EMSC)
Tegucigalpa (Honduras, 160 km N of epicenter) : 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. (reported through EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua, 152 km E of epicenter) : it was pretty long, about 30 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua, 152 km E of epicenter) : It woke me up so i guess it was hard enough to be felt (reported through EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua, 152 km SE of epicenter) : c'était le plus fort tremblement de terre que jamais j'ai vecu (reported through EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua, 153 km E of epicenter) : Se activaron las alarmas de los coches. (reported through EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua, 153 km E of epicenter) : Dog barking before the Shake, that woke me up then stated feeling the shake (reported through EMSC)
San Miguel (El Salvador, 112 km NW of epicenter) : Estaba dormido y tengo sueño pesado pero me desperto (reported through EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua, 158 km E of epicenter) : Everybody was in the bed and sleeping. Just woke up from the shake and the loud sound of the earthquake. (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (465 quakes):
  • 28 Aug 2014 22:48 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    18.1 km (11.2 mi) depth
    |
    76 km (47 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 26 Aug 2014 07:28 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    85.1 km (52.9 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 23 Aug 2014 12:57 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    12.4 km (7.7 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 23 Aug 2014 06:19 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    2.2 km (1.4 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 23 Aug 2014 05:25 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    5.7 km (3.5 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 23 Aug 2014 04:16 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    2.1 km (1.3 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 23 Aug 2014 04:08 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 23 Aug 2014 04:04 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 23 Aug 2014 04:00 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    8.8 km (5.5 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (28 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 22 Aug 2014 04:26 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    78.2 km (48.6 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 22 Aug 2014 02:07 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    76 km (47.2 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 20 Aug 2014 07:36 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    14.4 km (8.9 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (31 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 18 Aug 2014 12:37 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 17 Aug 2014 19:05 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    75.2 km (46.7 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (36 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 17 Aug 2014 12:12 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 15 Aug 2014 05:38 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 24 km southwest of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua, on Sunday, March 02, 2014 03:37:56
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