Central America (realtime) earthquakes list – Sismos en América Central

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Guatemala Jun 27 15:16 4.7 105 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Pasaco, Guatemala Jun 27 15:16 4.7 104 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Offshore El Salvador Jun 26 09:26 4.4 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador Jun 26 09:26 4.4 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Finca Corredor, Panama Jun 25 02:53 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jun 25 02:53 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jun 25 02:53 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Yaviza, Panama Jun 25 00:13 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Panama-colombia Border Region Jun 25 00:13 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Panama-colombia Border Region Jun 25 00:13 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Yaviza, Panama Jun 23 07:16 4.4 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Panama-colombia Border Region Jun 23 07:16 4.4 17 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON El Salvador Jun 21 17:20 4.7 79 MAP I Felt It
USGS Acajutla, El Salvador Jun 21 17:19 4.8 68 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC El Salvador Jun 21 17:19 4.8 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Puerto Limon, Costa Rica Jun 21 07:27 4.6 18 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Costa Rica Jun 21 07:27 4.6 15 MAP I Felt It
  • San Isidro Perez Zeledon - shaking walla, no damage
  • Limon - No damages!
  • Limon - It woke me up. My closet doors rattled and my bed shook. I checked but didn't find anything damaged and nothing had fallen off the walls or shelves.
  • Puerto Limon - Tremeu minha cama e acordei
  • San Jose - I live in a highrise (my condo is located 14 stories above ground level) in a suburb of San Jose. I was laying in bed and all of a sudden I could feel my building begin to sway. I knew right away that it was an earthquake. Felt nauseated for a short time. No visible damage.
  • Veragua Rainforest Research Station - I woke up to the rumbling and shaking. Knew it was an earthquake, and went right back to sleep. Lasted 5-10 minutes. Nothing damaged and nothing moved in my bedroom.
  • GEOFON Costa Rica Jun 21 07:27 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Jun 20 19:32 4.5 32 MAP I Felt It
    USGS San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua Jun 20 19:32 4.5 31 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Nicaragua Jun 18 16:58 4.7 71 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Nicaragua Jun 18 16:58 4.7 85 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Jiquilillo, Nicaragua Jun 18 16:58 4.7 71 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Siquirres, Costa Rica Jun 11 18:43 4.5 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jun 11 18:43 4.5 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Telica, Nicaragua Jun 09 06:37 4.6 167 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Nicaragua Jun 09 06:37 4.3 167 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Nicaragua Jun 09 06:37 4.5 179 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Punta De Burica, Panama Jun 06 21:56 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC South Of Panama Jun 06 21:56 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador Jun 06 10:19 4.4 67 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON El Salvador Jun 06 10:19 4.6 72 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore El Salvador Jun 06 10:19 4.4 60 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Jiquilillo, Nicaragua May 28 10:52 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Nicaragua May 28 10:52 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Cot, Costa Rica May 26 02:50 4.1 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Guatemala May 21 05:14 4.2 67 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS La Gomera, Guatemala May 21 05:14 4.2 66 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Retalhuleu, Guatemala May 18 20:05 5.1 85 MAP I Felt It
  • Santa Cruz - Walls shaking and ground moving.
  • Guatemala City - Felt shaking on 6th floor of apartment building
  • Panajachel - Felt a sudden very dramatic jerk as I sat in a chair. No swaying lamps etc, though. No continued movement.
  • EMSC Guatemala May 18 20:05 5.1 84 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Guatemala May 18 20:05 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador May 18 14:10 4.3 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Central America May 18 14:10 4.3 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Champerico, Guatemala May 15 22:21 4.9 67 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Guatemala May 15 22:20 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Guatemala May 15 22:20 4.9 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Puerto San Jose, Guatemala May 15 09:08 4.7 35 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Guatemala May 15 09:08 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Guatemala May 15 09:08 4.8 47 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near Coast Of Nicaragua May 14 14:08 5.1 56 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Nicaragua May 14 14:08 5.0 64 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua May 14 14:08 5.1 52 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Ticuantepe, Nicaragua May 10 04:27 3.2 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Guatemala May 07 08:34 4.4 38 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Champerico, Guatemala May 07 08:34 4.4 37 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Chicomuselo, Mexico May 04 23:33 4.4 226 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Chiapas, Mexico May 04 23:33 4.2 234 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Chiapas, Mexico May 04 23:33 4.4 215 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Guatemala May 04 08:20 4.7 200 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Cuilco, Guatemala May 04 08:20 4.7 189 MAP I Felt It INFO

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    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).
    Structures :
    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.
    Environment :
    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) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    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.
    Environment :
    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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