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

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Puerto Madero, Mexico Oct 01 04:39 4.5 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Oct 01 04:39 4.5 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Mexico-guatemala Border Region Sep 30 12:34 4.6 110 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Chiapas, Mexico Sep 30 12:34 4.6 106 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Villa Comaltitlan, Mexico Sep 30 12:34 4.3 81 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Cusuna, Honduras Sep 29 20:23 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Offshore Honduras Sep 29 20:23 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Roatan - No damage!
  • GEOFON North Of Honduras Sep 29 20:23 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Tegucigalpa - No tengo conocimiento de daños aún, al menos en las oficinas de la secretaria de Finanzas a Dios gracias no hubo daños, pero si el edificio se movió de norte a sur.
  • Tegucigalpa - No tengo conocimiento de daños aún, al menos en las oficinas de la secretaria de Finanzas a Dios gracias no hubo daños, pero si el edificio se movió de norte a sur.
  • Tegucigalpa - No tengo conocimiento de daños aún, al menos en las oficinas de la secretaria de Finanzas a Dios gracias no hubo daños, pero si el edificio se movió de norte a sur.
  • Roma - A back and forth shaking. Objects on table top did not move nor did pictures on the wall.
  • GEOFON Nicaragua Sep 28 16:48 5.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Gran Pacifica Resort - mild by comparison to previous quakes here.
  • León, León - No property damage. Bed shook.
  • USGS La Paz Centro, Nicaragua Sep 28 16:48 5.5 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Nicaragua Sep 28 16:48 5.1 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Nandaime, Nicaragua Sep 27 20:39 4.9 181 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Nicaragua Sep 27 20:39 4.9 181 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Nicaragua Sep 27 20:38 4.7 185 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near West Coast Of Colombia Sep 27 07:11 2.4 22 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near West Coast Of Colombia Sep 26 18:36 2.9 29 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Costa Rica Sep 25 12:31 4.1 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Acajutla, El Salvador Sep 24 00:05 4.5 49 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore El Salvador Sep 24 00:05 4.5 50 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Colombia Sep 24 00:00 2.7 26 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Panama-colombia Border Region Sep 18 01:26 3.5 0 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Off Coast Of Central America Sep 17 16:27 4.7 87 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador Sep 17 16:27 4.9 62 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore El Salvador Sep 17 16:27 4.9 71 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Mexico-guatemala Border Region Sep 16 00:30 4.2 181 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Guatemala Sep 16 00:30 4.5 167 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS La Libertad, Guatemala Sep 16 00:30 4.5 166 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Sep 15 09:50 4.4 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Nagarote, Nicaragua Sep 15 07:45 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Nicaragua Sep 15 07:45 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Nicaragua Sep 15 07:45 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Nagarote, Nicaragua Sep 15 07:14 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Nicaragua Sep 15 07:14 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Nicaragua Sep 15 07:14 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS La Paz Centro, Nicaragua Sep 15 05:57 5.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Nicaragua Sep 15 05:57 5.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Managua - No damage.
  • Managua - Felt enough to make us jump from bed
  • Managua - Left us with our shoes on and flashlights in hand.
  • Estelí - sentí como el suelo se sacudía, las paredes de mi casa se movían y el techo sonaba. No hubo daños pero si nos asustó. :
  • Leon - (Wij waren in een hotel in Leon. We sliepen en werden wakker door hevig schudden v bed. We kregen telefoon vd receptie dat we naar beneden moesten komen. We moesten afwachten of het zou herhalen. Ze meldden ons dat het 6.3 was, smorgens dat het 5.9 was
  • EMSC Nicaragua Sep 15 05:57 5.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Sep 13 11:13 4.1 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Masachapa, Nicaragua Sep 10 00:25 5.0 44 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Nicaragua Sep 10 00:25 4.7 62 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Nicaragua Sep 10 00:25 5.0 41 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC El Salvador Sep 09 22:36 4.4 104 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Jiquilisco, El Salvador Sep 09 22:36 4.4 103 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Guatemala Sep 09 01:16 4.4 76 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Guatemala Sep 09 01:16 4.3 76 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala Sep 09 01:16 4.5 36 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Nicaragua Sep 08 13:35 4.6 92 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua Sep 08 13:35 4.6 85 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Savannah Bight, Honduras Sep 05 20:10 4.9 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Roatan - Sitting at work. Felt a sudden shake. no damage to building.
  • Island of Roatan - Sitting in a chair outside having coffee and both felt our chairs rock. Chair was on a concrete pad near the beach.
  • EMSC North Of Honduras Sep 05 20:10 4.9 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Masachapa, Nicaragua Sep 05 03:06 4.2 42 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Nicaragua Sep 05 03:06 4.2 43 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Guatemala Sep 04 06:14 4.2 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Puerto San Jose, Guatemala Sep 04 06:14 4.2 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Masachapa, Nicaragua Sep 04 05:14 4.4 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Nicaragua Sep 04 05:14 4.4 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Masachapa, Nicaragua Sep 04 01:31 4.6 27 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Nicaragua Sep 04 01:31 4.6 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Sep 03 22:06 4.8 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • jaco - it was 3 seconds a moderate shaking
  • san jose - 4 second strong shake
  • Platanillo - No damage
  • Naranjo de Alajuela - Strong shaking lasting about 20 seconds. Windows were creaking and pictures on the walls were moving but did not fall. I was sitting at my computer and could feel the floor shifting under my feet. The floor was going one way and my chair another.
  • Tinamastes, Perez Zeledon - Shaking continued for about 10 seconds. No damage at our house, but our neighbors' picture frame shook off of a table.
  • Santa Ana - Pas dégat
  • Grecia - no property damage. shook maybe 5 seconds. husband heard it coming about 10 seconds prior.
  • San Jose - Woke up my cat.Strong shaking but no damage at all. National university says it was a 5.3 on the Richter scale.Depth:18 km, epicenter in the central pacific area located 15.4 km north of Dominical, province of Puntarenas.
  • Tres Rios - Eating at an outdoor restaurant east of San Jose. Tables and glass visibly shook. Cool experience.
  • Dominical - No damage, just a really good shake.
  • GEOFON Costa Rica Sep 03 22:06 4.7 44 MAP I Felt It INFO

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
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    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
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    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) ?
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    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.
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    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
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    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
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    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
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    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.
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    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.
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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).
    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) ?
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    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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