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

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Offshore El Salvador Sep 15 14:23 4.3 80 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS El Rosario, El Salvador Sep 15 14:23 4.3 80 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Puerto Madero, Mexico Sep 14 04:42 4.1 58 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Sep 14 04:42 4.1 58 MAP I Felt It
USGS Sardinal, Costa Rica Sep 12 07:42 4.4 47 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Sep 12 07:42 4.4 47 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Offshore Guatemala Sep 09 21:41 4.4 70 MAP I Felt It
USGS Puerto San Jose, Guatemala Sep 09 21:41 4.4 70 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Costa Rica Sep 09 16:08 4.6 53 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Costa Rica Sep 09 16:08 4.6 44 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Puntarenas, Costa Rica Sep 09 16:08 4.6 51 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS La Libertad, El Salvador Sep 09 13:48 4.2 68 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Offshore El Salvador Sep 09 13:48 4.2 68 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Chacarita, Costa Rica Sep 09 11:47 4.3 54 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Montezuma - I was jolted awake from sleep. It felt like something slammed into the house then shook it. Lasted only about 10-15 seconds. No damage noticed. Nothing fell.
  • Санта Тереза - Ночью проснулась от сильной тряски в кровати вокруг тоже все тряслось и шумело, находилась на первом этаже маленького дома на побережье. Так ка спала то не знаю сколько времени была тряска около минуты
  • EMSC Costa Rica Sep 09 11:47 4.3 54 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Jucuaran, El Salvador Sep 07 16:26 4.5 72 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore El Salvador Sep 07 16:26 4.5 72 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS La Gomera, Guatemala Sep 06 23:14 4.1 75 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Guatemala Sep 06 23:14 4.1 75 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Chiapas, Mexico Sep 06 11:17 4.6 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Puerto Madero, Mexico Sep 06 11:17 4.4 39 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Sep 06 11:17 4.4 30 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Champerico, Guatemala Sep 05 23:20 4.4 54 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Guatemala Sep 05 23:20 4.4 54 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Nicaragua Sep 04 12:31 4.2 91 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON North Of Honduras Sep 03 23:34 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS George Town, Cayman Islands Sep 03 23:34 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Cayman Islands Region Sep 03 23:34 5.3 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Cayman Islands Region Sep 03 10:01 5.1 2 MAP I Felt It
  • George Town - Blinds on windows moved. Ground swayed slightly. Sleepers not affected though.
  • George. Town - Around 5 am grand cayman time, the ground and walls started to visibly wobble, unable to walk during the quake....settled after about 30 seconds.
  • Westbay - Moderate to strong shaking, did not last very long, no aftershocks
  • Olympia, United States - Rolling more than shaking. No structural damage.
  • Sound Sound Rd - I was awakened by the shaking and got up and the pendant lights in bathroom were swaying.
  • Palm Heights Drive - Shaking while sitting on the couch - would have been thrown off kilter slightly if walking. Second floor apartment. Cups rattled in the cupboards.
  • 7 Mile Beach - Room + furniture shaking
  • George Town - No damage. Doors rattled, furniture wobbled for a few seconds
  • Prospect - Heard a muffled rumbling noise, then everything shook twice. Observed swimming pool water with slight waves going from side to side (E to W). Awoken by cat about 10 minutes before event. No damage noticed. Daughter slept through it.
  • GEOFON North Of Honduras Sep 03 10:01 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS George Town, Cayman Islands Sep 03 10:01 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Puerto San Jose, Guatemala Sep 02 00:41 4.4 50 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Guatemala Sep 02 00:41 4.6 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Guatemala Sep 02 00:41 4.6 59 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Guatemala Sep 01 22:55 4.3 59 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Puerto San Jose, Guatemala Sep 01 22:55 4.3 58 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Jiquilillo, Nicaragua Sep 01 09:07 4.6 46 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near Coast Of Nicaragua Sep 01 09:07 4.8 53 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Nicaragua Sep 01 09:07 4.8 68 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON El Salvador Aug 31 13:55 4.6 80 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore El Salvador Aug 31 13:55 4.6 80 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador Aug 31 13:55 4.6 77 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Nicaragua Aug 31 13:48 4.7 52 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Nicaragua Aug 31 13:48 4.5 56 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Jiquilillo, Nicaragua Aug 31 13:48 4.7 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS San Isidro, Costa Rica Aug 31 10:01 4.9 35 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Costa Rica Aug 31 10:01 4.9 40 MAP I Felt It
  • San Isidro de. Coronado - Woke me up
  • grecia - shook the bed, woke me up
  • Quepos - It lasted maybe 4 to 5 seconds growing in intensity and then subsiding
  • esterillos este - le lit a tremblé...réveil
  • GEOFON Costa Rica Aug 31 10:01 5.1 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tecpan Guatemala, Guatemala Aug 31 07:14 4.3 188 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Guatemala Aug 31 07:14 4.3 188 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Nicaragua Aug 30 10:31 4.3 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Altagracia, Nicaragua Aug 30 10:31 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Nicaragua Aug 30 10:31 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Champerico, Guatemala Aug 28 22:32 4.2 83 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Guatemala Aug 28 22:32 4.5 62 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Guatemala Aug 28 22:32 4.2 80 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Guatemala Aug 28 08:27 5.1 65 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Champerico, Guatemala Aug 28 08:27 5.2 66 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Villa Hermosa - No damage however is strange that I always though about what will happen some hours before and that's what pretty much scared me. But everyone is ok, so I'm good now
  • Antigua - Woke me up at 2.25am in bed, light prolonged shaking. Dogs barking and a couple car alarms went off outside.
  • Antigua - Probably would not have felt it had I not been awake; very weak in the NW side of Antigua.
  • Antigua - 2:30 am, no damage
  • Panajachel - Woke us up with light shaking about 3-5 seconds. No damage; just ceiling lamps swinging and windows rattling. We felt another quake about 15 minutes ago.
  • Antigua - I always know it is stronger when my windows rattle!
  • Antigua - I always know it is stronger when my windows rattle!
  • GEOFON Near Coast Of Chiapas, Mexico Aug 28 08:27 5.2 65 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Off Coast Of Central America Aug 22 02:07 4.7 76 MAP I Felt It

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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) ?
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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.
    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.
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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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