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Strong Quake, Significant Aftershocks Strike Nicaragua

Posted by feww on June 10, 2016

M6.1 quake, aftershocks, strike NW of Managua, Nicaragua

Centered at 12.841°N, 87.013°W [about 17km E of Puerto Morazan,] the mainshock struck at a depth of 10km, reported USGS/EHP.

The quake was followed by at least four, highly localized aftershocks, as of posting.

About a dozen fatalities may have occurred as a result of this event, according to USGS models.

Estimated Economic Losses:
Up to $10 million.

Testimonies [EMSC-CSEM] using Auto-traslation:

  • Witness location: Llano La Cruz (Nicaragua) (111 km E from epicenter)
    • 30 seconds of extreme ground shaking, followed by aftershocks.
  • Witness location : La Ceiba (Honduras) (327 km N from epicenter)
    • I was sitting at my dining room table when I felt myself moving , not the things around me as if I was on a boat at sea.
  • Witness location : San José (Costa Rica) (449 km SE from epicenter)
    • I Felt it!!!

EQ Details

  • 4.8 25km S of Somotillo, Nicaragua 2016-06-10 04:33:02 UTC 10.0 km
  • 4.6 19km SSW of Somotillo, Nicaragua 2016-06-10 03:45:11 UTC 10.0 km
  • 4.8 23km E of Puerto Morazan, Nicaragua 2016-06-10 03:39:31 UTC 10.0 km
  • 5.1 24km S of Somotillo, Nicaragua 2016-06-10 03:28:06 UTC 10.0 km
  • 6.1 17km E of Puerto Morazan, Nicaragua 2016-06-10 03:25:22 UTC 10.0 km

Other Significant Seismicity

  • M6.2  locate at 8.686°S, 160.536°E [20km WNW of Auki, Solomon Islands] 2016-06-10 04:17:44 UTC depth=28.4 km

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