October 2014 Nicaragua earthquake

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October 2014 Nicaragua earthquake
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UTC  time 2014-10-14 03:51:34
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Local dateOctober 13, 2014 (2014-10-13)
Local time 21:51
Magnitude 7.3 Mw
Depth 40 kilometres (25 mi)
Epicenter 12°34′34″N88°02′46″W / 12.576°N 88.046°W / 12.576; -88.046 Coordinates: 12°34′34″N88°02′46″W / 12.576°N 88.046°W / 12.576; -88.046
Areas affected Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador
Casualties 1

The October 2014 Nicaragua earthquake occurred at 21:51 local time with a moment magnitude of 7.3 off the coast of Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador. The shock resulted in one death. [1] [2] [3]

The moment magnitude scale is a measure of an earthquake's magnitude based on its seismic moment, expressed in terms of the familiar magnitudes of the original "Richter" magnitude scale.

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The following lists events that happened in 2014 in El Salvador.

References

  1. Reuters in San Salvador (October 14, 2014). "Earthquake strikes off coast of El Salvador and Nicaragua". The Guardian .
  2. "7.3-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes off El Salvador Coast". NBC News. 13 October 2014. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  3. "M7.3 - 67km WSW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua". USGS. Retrieved 14 October 2014.