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

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Candelaria De La Frontera, El Salvador Aug 31 04:46 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC El Salvador Aug 31 04:46 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Aug 30 15:48 4.3 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Guatemala Aug 29 13:05 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Candelaria De La Frontera, El Salvador Aug 29 13:05 4.6 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Nejapa - I was sitting on the couch (but sitting upright) with my 2 year old, watching tv and the flatscreen tv started swaying side to side and I could feel by body swaying side to side as I was sitting down. My husband woke up because the bed was knocking against the wall because of the quake and the curtains were swaying. No damage was done.
  • EMSC Guatemala Aug 29 13:05 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Santa Teresa, Nicaragua Aug 27 23:13 4.4 68 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Nicaragua Aug 27 23:13 4.4 68 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Guatemala Aug 26 03:06 4.4 96 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ciudad Cortes, Costa Rica Aug 25 13:34 4.1 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Manzanillo - 6-8 seconds of light shaking, no damage
  • USGS San Pedro Buenavista, Mexico Aug 22 11:42 4.9 122 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Champerico, Guatemala Aug 20 13:59 4.1 39 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Guatemala Aug 20 13:59 4.1 39 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Colombia Aug 20 06:02 2.2 48 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near West Coast Of Colombia Aug 20 00:51 2.9 39 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Ixchiguan, Guatemala Aug 18 07:41 4.4 184 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Guatemala Aug 18 07:41 4.4 184 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON South Of Panama Aug 17 16:22 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC South Of Panama Aug 17 16:22 4.8 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS San Felix, Panama Aug 17 16:22 4.8 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Costa Rica Aug 17 16:06 4.4 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS San Marcos, Costa Rica Aug 17 16:06 4.6 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • paraiso, cartago - No damage. Felt it like a slight surge in the ocean with a tad side motion. Very mild. The animals only stopped to warily look about and then continued their business. (Cats & dogs)
  • Tinamastes, Perez Zeledon - Light shaking for 10 to 15 seconds. Our dog got agitated. No damage.
  • Atenas - Some large sliding doors may have cracked along the frames; one door will not close properly.
  • EMSC Costa Rica Aug 17 16:06 4.6 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC El Salvador Aug 14 05:13 4.8 148 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tacuba, El Salvador Aug 14 05:13 4.8 140 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Guatemala Aug 14 05:13 4.4 157 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Masachapa, Nicaragua Aug 13 13:38 4.5 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Nicaragua Aug 13 13:38 4.5 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Colombia Aug 12 21:11 3.6 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador Aug 09 14:26 4.6 47 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore El Salvador Aug 09 14:26 4.6 48 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Panama-costa Rica Border Region Aug 09 06:25 4.3 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Corredor, Costa Rica Aug 09 06:24 4.5 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Aug 09 06:24 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS South Of Panama Aug 08 00:36 4.3 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC South Of Panama Aug 08 00:36 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON South Of Panama Aug 08 00:36 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Guatemala Aug 07 17:30 4.7 111 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Guatemala Aug 07 17:30 4.5 80 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Guatemala Aug 07 17:30 4.4 62 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Roxana, Costa Rica Aug 07 06:09 4.5 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Aug 07 06:09 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Nicaragua Aug 04 05:57 4.7 34 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Nicaragua Aug 04 05:57 4.7 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua Aug 04 05:57 4.8 33 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Colombia Aug 04 00:55 4.1 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Nicaragua Aug 03 12:05 4.7 97 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua Aug 03 12:05 4.7 89 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Nicaragua Aug 03 12:05 4.6 90 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Colombia Aug 02 00:41 2.3 32 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Guatemala Jul 30 13:53 4.8 80 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Guatemala city - No damage. Building swayed for about 30 seconds.
  • Guatemala City - In bed on the 4th floor at Hotel Barcelo. Bed shook enough to wake me and I thought someone just bumped into it. But when I looked, no one was up in our room.
  • USGS Pueblo Nuevo Tiquisate, Guatemala Jul 30 13:53 4.8 67 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Guatemala Jul 30 13:53 5.0 68 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala Jul 30 05:25 4.5 57 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Guatemala Jul 30 05:25 4.5 58 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near North Coast Of Colombia Jul 29 04:36 4.0 48 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Punta De Burica, Panama Jul 26 22:58 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC South Of Panama Jul 26 22:58 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON South Of Panama Jul 26 22:58 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jul 25 00:32 4.2 9 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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