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Strong Quakes Strike Nicaragua, Coastal Chile

Posted by feww on April 11, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
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M6.1 strikes near Valle San Francisco, Nicaragua; M6.0 rattles coastal northern Chile

M6.1 earthquake struck about 10km W of Valle San Francisco, Nicaragua at 23:27:46 UTC on April 10, 2014.

The quake was centered at 12.514°N, 86.379°W and struck at a depth of about 13.0km (8.1mi), said USGS/EHP.

The quake struck about 44km NNW of the capital Managua ( metro pop: ∼ 2,300,000), near Lake Managua, and about 30km NE of Momotombo Volcano.

Frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions at Momotombo forced the population of the nearby León Viejo to relocate about 45 km west to the current location of city of León about 400 years ago.

At least one significant aftershock measuring 5.1Mw followed the quake, as of posting.

Chile-Peru Trench Continued Seismicity

M6.0 – 84km SW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-11 00:01:44 UTC

At least two more significant aftershocks struck along the Peru- Chile Trench following the deadly M8.2 quake, which struck Chile on April 1 (UTC).

The other significant aftershock was a M5.0 which struck 88km WNW of Iquique, Chile at 17:49:10 UTC (20.035°S 70.963°W depth=11.8km)

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