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

Last update: March 6, 2013 at 11:26 pm by By

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Puerto San Jose, Guatemala Mar 01 08:30 5.0 35 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Offshore Guatemala Mar 01 08:30 5.1 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Near Coast Of Guatemala Mar 01 08:30 5.4 31 MAP I Felt It
USGS Champerico, Guatemala Feb 28 22:06 4.8 35 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Offshore Guatemala Feb 28 22:06 4.8 25 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Guatemala Feb 28 22:06 4.9 47 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Puerto San Jose, Guatemala Feb 27 23:46 4.8 94 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Guatemala Feb 27 23:46 5.0 84 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Guatemala Feb 27 23:46 5.0 90 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS San Vito, Costa Rica Feb 18 16:59 4.5 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Feb 18 16:59 4.5 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Costa Rica Feb 18 13:12 4.5 47 MAP I Felt It
  • Rambor - No damage. Noticable bump and sound of thump.
  • ocotal, carillo, guanacaste - très brève secousse mais nettement percevable, peut 1 ou 2 secondes, aucun bruit
  • Ojochal - minor shaking... brief. 5 seconds. aftershock felt about 11am
  • GEOFON Costa Rica Feb 18 13:12 4.5 61 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Samara - No property damage. Shaking of ground and building.
  • USGS Canas, Costa Rica Feb 18 13:12 4.5 52 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Sardinal, Costa Rica Feb 15 00:49 4.5 39 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Feb 15 00:49 4.5 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Acajutla, El Salvador Feb 14 19:22 4.5 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore El Salvador Feb 14 19:22 4.5 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS San Francisco, Panama Feb 12 22:21 4.8 20 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Panama Feb 12 22:21 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Panama Feb 12 22:21 4.9 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Puerto San Jose, Guatemala Feb 11 05:20 4.4 41 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Suchiate, Mexico Feb 08 12:19 4.6 89 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Chiapas, Mexico Feb 08 12:19 4.6 74 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Chiapas, Mexico Feb 08 12:19 4.6 86 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Nicaragua Feb 06 22:02 5.3 63 MAP I Felt It
  • Managua - Short vibrations felt on second floor
  • USGS Jiquilillo, Nicaragua Feb 06 22:02 5.2 75 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near Coast Of Nicaragua Feb 06 22:02 5.3 71 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Frontera Comalapa, Mexico Feb 05 14:11 4.7 219 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Chiapas, Mexico Feb 05 14:11 4.7 212 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Chiapas, Mexico Feb 05 14:11 5.0 300 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Mexico-guatemala Border Region Feb 05 14:11 5.0 213 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Jerez, Guatemala Feb 02 21:31 4.6 179 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Guatemala Feb 02 21:31 4.6 179 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Champerico, Guatemala Feb 01 05:53 4.9 35 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Guatemala Feb 01 05:53 4.8 30 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Guatemala Feb 01 05:53 4.8 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Punta De Burica, Panama Jan 31 18:55 4.7 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON South Of Panama Jan 31 18:55 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC South Of Panama Jan 31 18:55 4.7 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Sinuapa, Honduras Jan 31 11:40 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Honduras Jan 31 11:40 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Champerico, Guatemala Jan 30 01:26 4.5 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Guatemala Jan 30 01:26 4.5 40 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Chiapas, Mexico Jan 30 01:26 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Honduras Jan 28 03:39 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Savannah Bight, Honduras Jan 28 03:39 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Chiapas, Mexico Jan 25 21:02 4.8 51 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Guatemala Jan 25 08:26 4.4 35 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Champerico, Guatemala Jan 25 08:26 4.4 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Santa Maria Chiquimula, Guatemala Jan 20 06:59 5.6 161 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Mexico-guatemala Border Region Jan 20 06:59 5.5 157 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Guatemala Jan 20 06:59 5.5 152 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS La Libertad, El Salvador Jan 18 23:32 4.6 62 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore El Salvador Jan 18 23:32 4.6 63 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Jan 16 06:22 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Puerto Madero, Mexico Jan 16 06:22 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Acajutla, El Salvador Jan 13 23:07 4.3 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore El Salvador Jan 13 23:07 4.3 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Pijijiapan, Mexico Jan 12 07:57 5.4 102 MAP I Felt It

    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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