Costa Rica multi-source realtime earthquakes list – Lista sismos Costa Rica

Last update: September 6, 2012 at 7:29 am by By

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Massive Quake hits Costa Rica and generates a lot of damage – Sept.5, 2012

No listed earthquakes means that there were NO recent earthquakes detected by USGS, EMSC and/or GEOFON.
Si no hay sismos listados significa que NO han habido sismos detectados por USGS, EMSC y/o GEOFON.

Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC – Costa Rica time = UTC -6

SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Pejibaye, Costa Rica Jul 16 22:10 4.4 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Santa Gertrudis Sur - 3 small waves
  • EMSC Costa Rica Jul 16 22:10 4.4 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Costa Rica Jul 16 22:10 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jul 10 02:59 4.3 48 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Nandayure, Costa Rica Jul 10 02:59 4.3 42 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Costa Rica Jul 10 02:59 4.4 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Canas, Costa Rica Jul 06 11:42 4.9 65 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Costa Rica Jul 06 11:42 5.0 42 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Costa Rica Jul 06 11:42 4.9 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Tambor, Costa Rica - 5:30 am. Property is not damaged.
  • San Luis / Tilaran - Shook the house for maybr 5-10 seconds
  • Fortuna - Lying in bed. Both myself and my girlfriend were woken up by light shaking
  • Nosara - no damage
  • Playa Negra - Felt shaking twice within a minute at 5:45 am. Second shock was stronger than the first one. No damage.
  • Playa Negra - Woken up by the quake from sleep. Shook the house for a few seconds. The dog ran into the room to check on me!
  • Monteverde - woke me up
  • Hermosa-Jaco - Strong enough to wake me up, but not enough to scare me to get out of bed,,,,
  • Arenal - We had about 15 second of tremors
  • Atenas - light tremor, woke me up. .
  • Nosara - 10 seconds of moderate shaking, woke us up but wasn't rattling
  • Samara - No damage
  • Nosara - My husband and I were sleeping and we both woke up. We felt the bed shake and the windows were rattling. Experienced water leakage from a pipe connected to hot water heater.
  • Monte Verde - Strong enough to wake both me and my husband. Having never felt an earthquake before, it was quite scary. However, so quick we did nothing. Didn't get out of bed, but had difficult time going back to sleep.
  • GEOFON Costa Rica Jun 25 11:45 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jun 23 19:13 4.6 21 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jun 23 19:13 4.6 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jun 23 07:43 4.5 14 MAP I Felt It
  • Boquete - Heard a loud rumble like thunder immediately followed by about 20 to 25 seconds of slight shaking. No damage.
  • Boquete - Noise y shake. Different from others I have felt. Over in a blink of an eye. Noticeable if sitting not standing.
  • La Gamba - Felt a light shake and heard a rumble. No damage. 5-10 seconds.
  • EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jun 23 07:43 4.5 55 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Off Coast Of Costa Rica Jun 18 16:13 4.4 54 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Sardinal, Costa Rica Jun 18 16:13 4.4 59 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Jun 18 16:13 4.4 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Santa Cruz, Costa Rica Jun 17 07:28 4.2 51 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jun 17 07:28 4.4 58 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Playa Negra - Very sharp and strong shake but over quickly.
  • Playa Grande - Very strong and quick shake = woke me from a dead sleep.
  • tamarindo - Woke my wife and me from a dead sleep, rattling our doors and windows on the second floor of our house. Strong, but shortlived.
  • Playa Potrero - short strong jolt no damage to property
  • Playa del Coco - Very strong but short lived. Two right in a row.
  • Tamarindo - On the 6th floor of a 7 story condo complex. A moderate sized jolt, then brief shaking and it was over. It didn't last long, and no noticeable aftershocks. No damage to property that we can tell.
  • Flamingo - Woke me up on the top floor of condo with bed shaking, windows and doors rattling, ended quickly
  • Haucas - Woke me up. Headboards banged against wall. Short duration, only 5 seconds or so.
  • GEOFON Costa Rica Jun 17 07:28 4.3 58 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jun 06 05:20 3.5 24 MAP I Felt It
  • Escazu - Weak to light shaking for under 10 seconds. Little bit of bed rocking and things rattling.
  • USGS Orosi, Costa Rica Jun 06 05:20 3.5 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Off Coast Of Costa Rica May 28 16:53 4.3 57 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Sardinal, Costa Rica May 28 16:53 4.4 47 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Huacas, Costa Rica - No damage.. only lasted about 5-6 seconds.
  • EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica May 28 16:53 4.3 52 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Costa Rica Apr 25 09:27 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Bajo La Paz - Woke us out of sleep, house was moving with noise
  • Grecia - Woke us up out of a dead sleep.
  • San Ramon - Windows rattled, nothing feel down. Woke up out of sleep
  • Atenas - We woke up from the shaking. It was very loud. It came in two waves. The second stronger than the first.
  • EMSC Costa Rica Apr 25 09:27 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Apr 19 21:47 4.4 52 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Panama-costa Rica Border Region Apr 19 13:36 4.9 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Apr 19 13:36 4.7 15 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Apr 16 13:37 4.7 49 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Puerto Armuelles, Chiriqui - very strong jolt and weak shake The whole thing only about 20 seconds here in Puerto Armuelles
  • GEOFON Panama-costa Rica Border Region Apr 16 13:37 4.7 45 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Juntas, Costa Rica Mar 10 18:01 4.6 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Playa Panama, Guanacaste - No damage here. Felt the table and house shake. Saw a report that it was a 4.5 with the epicenter near Puntarenas.
  • EMSC Costa Rica Mar 10 18:01 4.5 39 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Costa Rica Mar 10 18:01 4.5 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Nicoya, Costa Rica Mar 05 21:15 4.7 34 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • playa guiones - Third floor apartment no damage, things fell off the shelves.
  • Playa Guiones - No damage. Sitting in a swimming pool when the earthquake was felt as a double jolt. Heard it milliseconds when the building next door audibly rattled.
  • Guiones - Initially thought one of the heavy equipment operates struck the building, as there is ongoing finishing of the landscaping here, but as the gentler movements after the initial shock pulsed through the pool deck, my friends from California smiled and stated, just and earthquake! Brian Gillis ...Canada
  • EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Mar 05 21:15 4.6 46 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Off Coast Of Costa Rica Mar 05 21:15 4.6 59 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Nicoya, Costa Rica Mar 02 15:36 4.5 55 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Mar 02 15:36 4.5 56 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Costa Rica Mar 02 15:36 4.7 49 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Feb 16 19:21 4.7 27 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Costa Rica Feb 16 19:21 4.7 27 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Jaco, Costa Rica - Sounded like a train first then about 3-4 seconds of heavy shaking
  • jaco, Costa Rica - it just felt like the ground fell with a huge thud. this happened twice, location laco costa rica
  • Jaco, Costa Rica - I think it was about a 5.4, no train sound for me, just moderate shaking for about 15 seconds. Nothing fell, no damage.
  • Jaco Beach, Costa Rica - Felt the earthquake earlier this week off of Jaco Beach. Sitting on the bed using the computer - this time the entire bed shook a great deal. I jumped up and ran into living room of condo (very short distance) and room was still shaking....Felt bigger for sure than earlier this week but maybe it was closer. Anxious to see where this one was centered and how big.
  • Jaco, Costa Rica - On balcony...felt swaying got up ready to go outside, but was done before I knew it
  • jaco - a quick jolt then a second jolt
  • USGS Jaco, Costa Rica Feb 12 20:38 4.7 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Feb 12 20:38 4.5 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Costa Rica Feb 12 20:38 4.5 34 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Jaco Beach - I was sitting in a chair watching the news looking at my smart phone. My chair and table began lightly vibrating which caused me look up. I looked over and a t-shirt on the counter was swaying for no reason.
  • GEOFON Costa Rica Jan 30 03:20 4.3 36 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jan 30 03:20 4.4 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tejar, Costa Rica Jan 30 03:20 4.3 36 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • San Jose - between light and moderate shaking, rattling of fixtures around 7:40 pm Costa Rica time (Central Std.)
  • San Jose - Estoy en la cuarta planta del Crown Plaza Hotel en San Jose. Ha temblado el edificio, y se ha notado un tiron importante en la habitacion. Hora: 7:40, mas o menos.
  • Dominical - Light tremor, table and windows shook a little
  • Uvita - Felt light shaking at about 8:10pm and then felt another light shaking about 15 minutes later.
  • GEOFON Costa Rica Jan 30 01:40 4.3 42 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • San Isidro los Altos - Started with a light shake and then strong quick shake!
  • Grecia - you could feel it coming before the strong shaking and now we have been rolling slightly for 7 minutes
  • San Jose - little picture movement on the walls, rattling windows 2 or 3 seconds. Jan 29th 7:47pm.
  • Santa Ana - tremor was very strong but didn't last long
  • Alfombra, Baru - dogs barking for about three minutes then a very short big whack - roof jumped. nothing damaged
  • heredia - Strong tremor. Walls shook
  • Platanilla - No damage, 2 sec shake.
  • Tinamaste - Strong shaking no damage. Lasted about 5 seconds.
  • heredia - rustig een filmpje kijken op de stoel, begint in eens alles te schudden. duidelijk een aardbeving en niet zo'n kleintje ook!
  • Escazú - It was scary, and there was a certain tingling in the air before it arrived, and I was so frightened I hid under on of the door frames until it didn't seem as if it would return.
  • Trojas, Valverde Vega - The house made a loud creak like a big gust of wind, then another similar jolt a few seconds apart, heard it more than felt it.
  • San jose - Durée environ 10 secondes. Hotel vibrait, bruit sourd.
  • Santo Domingo - Sitting in chair. Rocked side to side
  • Santiago Perez Zeledon - Windows rattled...assumed tremors caused
  • Playa Uvita - Around 8:00 P.M. on Jan. 29th 2014 strong shake
  • Escazu, San Jose, Costa Rica - strong jolt, didn't last long. moved some furniture!
  • San Rafael de Escazu - Very brief (5 seconds) light shaking, rattled doors, at 9:20 pm Central time on Jan 29 ; second one this evening. Earlier one at 7:40 pm Cental was stronger and lasted 10-15 seconds.
  • Los altos de San Isidro - Lasted longer than the one about one hour ago! Shaking but no damage.
  • Uvita - La maison a vassillé !!!
  • Ciiudad Colon - Happened around 7:30 pm; just felt another light shaking afew minutes ago. No damage. Here on vacation, have been in other earthquakes, so recognized what it was immediately.
  • Drake Bay - We felt mild shaking
  • Quepos/Manuel Antonio - Je l'ai senti quelques secondes
  • EMSC Costa Rica Jan 30 01:40 4.3 42 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tejar, Costa Rica Jan 30 01:40 4.3 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Costa Rica Jan 17 21:02 5.2 24 MAP I Felt It
  • Samara - My friend noticed it for all I knew it could have been a truck driving by. But there were definitely a few noticeable shakes that many of us noticed.
  • EMSC Costa Rica Jan 17 21:02 5.2 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Lagunilla, Heredia - 4th Floor. It was not that strong but was long
  • Playa Samara - It was only a 10-15 second shake.
  • Montezuma - Strong but short shake. Felt deep.
  • San Jose - light tremmors
  • Atenas - a slight jolt
  • Vuelta de Jorco - Se sintio fuerte y largo
  • Montezuma - Big strong jolt.
  • playa hermosa - no damage, definite quake
  • Mal Pais - Very quick, strong shake.
  • Quepos - I was watching a movie and we felt a small shake it was likely a 4 or less still waiting to here
  • Jaco - Inside condo, concrete construction, first floor. About 15-20 second rolling shaking. Waves appeared larger than usual for a few minutes, up to about 2m.
  • Jaco - no damage
  • Montezuma - Courte durée
  • Atenas - No property damage.
  • Playa Coytote - Outside on tile patio, concrete slab. 15-20 seconds moderate shaking, patio and roof/cover structure moving visibly.
  • USGS Jaco, Costa Rica Jan 17 21:02 5.2 16 MAP I Felt It
  • Jaco - No damage that I know. Just doors rattling and pictures shaking. This is the third one I have experienced here and the strongest and longest.
  • Playa Hermosa - Felt 2 big shakes
  • Jaco - At a hotel in Playa Hermosa, bed and everything else in room shook lightly for a second or two than a stronger shake for 4-5 seconds.
  • Los Sueños - Rumbling as if large truck went by followed by one large jolt. Not too long. About three or four seconds for entire experience.
  • GEOFON Costa Rica Jan 11 05:10 4.0 51 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS San Ramon, Costa Rica Jan 11 05:10 4.2 81 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Escazu - heard a couple of screws dropping down in the ceiling in the hotel we are staying in. Wyndham Garden Hotel, Escazu
  • EMSC Costa Rica Jan 11 05:10 4.2 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jan 05 19:06 4.4 39 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jan 05 19:06 4.4 39 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Dec 28 07:25 4.4 43 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Off Coast Of Costa Rica Dec 28 07:25 4.3 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Dec 23 08:59 4.1 15 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Panama-costa Rica Border Region Dec 23 08:59 4.1 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Costa Rica Dec 22 22:52 4.5 98 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Grecia - no damage, lasted about 3 seconds
  • San Ramon - No damage, fast, hard, shake, lots of noise
  • GEOFON Off Coast Of Costa Rica Dec 21 01:39 4.5 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Dec 21 01:39 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Samara, Costa Rica Dec 21 01:39 4.6 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Monteverde - Was sitting at a table and noticed everything inside the house started to vibrate a little, glasses made a little noise clattering in the cupoards/shelves and felt as if the washing machine was right beside me on high. This lasted 10 - 20 seconds
  • GEOFON Panama-costa Rica Border Region Dec 19 03:05 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Dec 19 03:05 4.6 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS La Cruz, Costa Rica Dec 13 12:47 4.2 69 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Dec 10 17:28 4.9 64 MAP I Felt It
  • Diriamba - Swaying of bed and light fixtures
  • Coco - no damage in our condo
  • Tola - It was a short earthquake. Not a lot of shaking or noise. The TV was swaying and that is about it.
  • Barrio Josefina - No damage here, very quick, light shaking.
  • Tola, Rivas - Today at 17:28 there was a distinct strong jolt with minor reverberation for about 1 sec. Last night there was a weak shaking for about two seconds that caused a 1/8th inch fissure in the concrete wall of the pulpería next to my casita. No damage of note in my casita. I'm from California and have experienced a variety of many strong and weak tremblors in the past.
  • GEOFON Costa Rica Dec 10 17:28 4.9 73 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Proximo da Piscina - Apenas um baruljo , leve tremor
  • Tamarindo - leve tremor
  • USGS Liberia, Costa Rica Dec 10 17:28 5.1 67 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Oct 27 15:28 5.0 52 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Panama-costa Rica Border Region Oct 27 15:28 5.0 42 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • boquete - Loud rumble shaking for 10 seconds
  • Las Lajas - Just k´littek shaky no damage but here seldem damage
  • Boquete - Long duration maybe 15 seconds
  • Changuinola - Temblor de poca fuerza, que no causo daños.
  • Boquete - Light fixtures swaying...wow.
  • Boquete - Eating breakfast at 10:25 am, when moderate shaking for about 15 - 20 seconds. Ran to hold tv from tipping over on stand. Lost Internet for about 20 minutes. No loss of power this time.
  • San Isidro del General - No none damage at this time.
  • Boquete - Lengthy shaking, displaced shelved items, swaying ceiling fans, no structural damage, strongest in 7 years,
  • David - Almost always we feel earthquakes but this was a little bit stronger.
  • Bocas del Toro - Woke up because whole bed was shaking. Lasted only a few seconds.
  • Puerto Armuelles - My whole house was shaking strongly for about 15 seconds and I saw my 50 inch tv shaking side to side. My wall picture was tilted 6 inches. The strongest one I felt in over one year and a half of living here.
  • Santo Domingo - Primero se escucho un zumbido luego vino el temblor fuerte no hay daños en esctructuras hasta el momento
  • Aquacate - Sitting on our balcony, felt shaking for a few seconds...house is on stilts...Aquacate is about 16 miles south of Bocas del Toro near Laguna Chirqui
  • David - Gentle rocking feeling for about 5 seconds. No damage.
  • David - Strong shaking about 10 sec. Pictures on wall crooked but nothing fell.
  • Dominical - felt it for approx 6-7 sec no damage - dogs barking prior and during
  • Puerto Viejo - Assise à une terrasse d'un restaurent , très faible secousse ressentie par mon conjoint.
  • David - I am aware of no damage
  • EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Oct 26 22:34 4.5 20 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Panama-costa Rica Border Region Oct 26 22:34 4.6 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tobosi, Costa Rica Oct 24 04:10 3.7 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Oct 24 04:10 3.7 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Oct 09 17:02 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • San Pedro, San Jose - I was sitting at the table in my apartment on the 3rd floor, and felt the shaking, it lasted for about 10 seconds.
  • GEOFON Off Coast Of Costa Rica Oct 09 17:02 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Sep 24 03:41 4.6 27 MAP I Felt It
  • Santa Tecla, El Salavador - Two tremors, about 10 mins apart. First one weaker than the second.
  • GEOFON Panama-costa Rica Border Region Sep 24 03:41 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Boquete - at about 22:43 local time, shaking for about 15 seconds
  • Golfito, Costa Rica - 60701 zip code shortly before 10 p.m.
  • Bocas del Toro - Felt weak shaking for just a few seconds.
  • David, Prov. de Chiriqui - like shaking. It was at about 10:30 in the eve.
  • GEOFON Off Coast Of Costa Rica Sep 22 14:45 4.3 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Sardinal, Costa Rica Sep 22 14:45 4.6 34 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Sep 22 14:45 4.6 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Sardinal, Costa Rica Sep 05 23:54 4.8 35 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Costa Rica Sep 05 23:54 4.8 30 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Costa Rica Sep 05 23:54 4.8 47 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Costa Rica Sep 05 22:34 4.4 56 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Sardinal, Costa Rica Sep 05 22:34 4.6 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Sep 05 22:34 4.6 31 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Sep 05 14:16 4.5 30 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Sardinal, Costa Rica Sep 05 14:16 4.5 43 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Off Coast Of Costa Rica Sep 05 14:16 4.4 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Off Coast Of Costa Rica Sep 05 12:29 5.8 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Playa Avellana - Shook in a north-south direction for about 3 seconds.
  • Tamarindo - Two strong jolts and some shaking.
  • Tamarindo - One slow shake followed by a strong and prolonged one!
  • JW Marriott - Didn't last long... Only a few seconds.
  • Pacific Heights - Potrero - House at altitude of 250m... Wife felt it first, said "that's a quake, did you feel it ?"... then another wave came and we ran outside since we were right near open door.
  • Matapalo - Two jolts, the second being the strongest. About 20 seconds in length total.
  • Playa del Coco - Two shakes, one shorter than other.
  • Tamarindo - Weak shake followed by strong shake and residual shaking.
  • Tamarindo - It didn't knock me off the chair but I moved. It was more of a rolling feeling.
  • Playa Potrero - Maybe 10 to 15 seconds felt shaking.
  • Tamarindo - It hit hard and then had another softer quake.
  • Playa Conchal - Around 5-10 seconds of moderate shaking. It was followed about a minute later by a 1-2 second aftershock.
  • Playa Grande - I awoke from sleeping, this was the first earthquake I've experienced, but I had no doubt that it was one.
  • Tola, Nicaragua - Felt weak shaking for 20 to 30 seconds. No strong jolts just weak shaking for extended period.
  • EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Sep 05 12:29 5.9 48 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Sardinal, Costa Rica Sep 05 12:29 6.0 41 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Costa Rica Sep 01 06:28 4.6 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Dominical - Strong but short shake
  • Dominical - Very strong short shaking
  • Drake BAy - Woke up with a strong jolt to the bed. Only shook twice noticeably, but two rather violent shakes. Only lasted for a second or two.
  • Dominical - My wife slept through it.

  • Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET


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    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
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    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
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    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
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    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
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    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
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    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
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    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
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    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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    Comments

    1. Hazel KITE says:

      woke up to loud rumbling and then our hotel shaking violently with the walls moving from side to side.This was my first earthquake and very scary

    2. Penelope del Toboso says:

      This shake was very strong and lasted quiet a bit. I was prepared for something worst. Fortunately it passed. Let’s hope there are no more replicas.

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