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

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Leon, Nicaragua Apr 27 14:27 4.4 84 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near Coast Of Nicaragua Apr 27 14:27 4.4 84 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Golfito, Costa Rica Apr 25 20:37 4.7 12 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Costa Rica Apr 25 20:37 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Costa Rica Apr 25 20:37 4.6 33 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Offshore Guatemala Apr 24 00:08 4.0 53 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala Apr 24 00:08 4.0 52 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador Apr 20 17:20 4.3 66 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Offshore El Salvador Apr 20 17:20 4.3 66 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS La Gomera, Guatemala Apr 09 20:28 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Offshore Guatemala Apr 09 20:28 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Acajutla, El Salvador Apr 08 15:44 5.1 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Offshore El Salvador Apr 08 15:44 5.1 80 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON El Salvador Apr 08 15:44 5.2 37 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Planes renderos - shook for about 3 seconds. felt movement on second floor of condo
  • EMSC Offshore El Salvador Apr 05 05:43 4.3 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Acajutla, El Salvador Apr 05 05:43 4.3 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Intipuca, El Salvador Apr 05 00:07 5.0 72 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Nicaragua Apr 05 00:07 5.2 65 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near Coast Of Nicaragua Apr 05 00:07 5.0 73 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS San Isidro, Costa Rica Apr 03 18:42 4.6 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Uvita - Just a moment ago here in Uvita.
  • manuel antonio - Live upstairs little shaking
  • Perez Zeledon - Strong but short
  • Quepos - Felt and saw some movement
  • Turrialba - Two tremors were felt. One was preceed by a rumbling sound.
  • Escazú, San Jose - No damage - just felt 2 minor earthquakes within 15 minutes or so of each other.
  • Ojochal - Two tremors felt. Shaking, but no damage.
  • Dominical - Well just got hit with one violent shake followed by another smaller shake... Very weird feeling when the first one hit, it almost felt like a push from the Pacific ocean onto the mountain I live on. Usually the earthquakes here moves back and forth, but this one was like a one sided push.
  • San Gerardo de rivas - We felt it and then about 10minutes later we felt shaking again
  • San Ramon - Did not feel the earlier one, but did feel one at 12:08
  • Orosi de Cartago - Located in the (Orosi Valley) center of Costa Rica, 17 miles SE of San Jose, we had 3 different shocks about a minute apart. The last one was the strongest.
  • San Isidro del General - Effet de surprise, aucun dégat mais deux bonnes secousses espacées de 15 mn
  • Ojochal - keine Schäden - beim Hinausrennen aus dem Haus waren wir unsicher beim Auftreten, so stark rüttelte die Erde, erstes Beben 1.30 pm, zweites Beben 1.45 pm
  • Dominical - two shakes a few minutes apart
  • Playa Matapalo - No damage. We felt one vibration and then about fifteen minutes later we felt a longer tremble. Very noticeable.
  • San Antonio/Naranjo - Felt two tremors one right after the other one. First one was pretty strong. Felt like the earth was moving under the house. Windows rattled and dog woke up and wondered thatwas going on. Lasted about 5-10 seconds. Seconds later, felt a smaller one that lasted only a couple seconds and then everything was quiet again.
  • Puerto Viejo - J'ai sentie un balancement de ma maison sur pilotis..léger, mais assez pour aller voir a l'extérieur ce qui se passait !
  • EMSC Costa Rica Apr 03 18:42 4.6 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON El Salvador Apr 03 12:37 4.7 92 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador Apr 03 12:37 4.6 85 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore El Salvador Apr 03 12:37 4.7 80 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Cantel, Guatemala Apr 02 00:44 4.8 148 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Guatemala Apr 02 00:44 4.8 159 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Guatemala Apr 02 00:44 4.7 159 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Barillas, Guatemala Apr 01 10:00 4.5 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Guatemala Apr 01 10:00 4.5 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Costa Rica Mar 31 17:05 4.4 101 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Pocosol, Costa Rica Mar 31 17:05 4.4 93 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Mar 31 17:05 4.4 93 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Sabanilla, Costa Rica Mar 31 09:09 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Mar 31 09:09 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Nicaragua Mar 28 16:27 4.7 53 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Nicaragua Mar 28 16:27 4.5 57 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Masachapa, Nicaragua Mar 28 16:27 4.8 48 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Nicaragua Mar 27 13:29 4.5 47 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama Mar 24 19:19 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Panama Mar 24 19:19 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Las Palmas, Panama Mar 24 19:19 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Guatemala Mar 23 19:32 4.4 84 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Puerto San Jose, Guatemala Mar 23 19:32 4.4 84 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Nicaragua Mar 22 09:00 4.7 45 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Nicaragua Mar 22 09:00 4.5 54 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Masachapa, Nicaragua Mar 22 09:00 4.7 35 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near Coast Of Nicaragua Mar 20 17:06 4.2 47 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Masachapa, Nicaragua Mar 20 17:06 4.2 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Nicaragua Mar 20 16:37 4.5 56 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Nicaragua Mar 20 16:37 4.5 55 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Nicaragua Mar 20 15:20 5.0 40 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Nicaragua Mar 20 15:20 4.9 55 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Masachapa, Nicaragua Mar 20 15:20 5.1 28 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off Coast Of Central America Mar 15 17:22 4.5 44 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador Mar 15 17:22 4.5 44 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ocos, Guatemala Mar 15 16:25 5.1 51 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Mar 15 16:25 5.1 40 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Chiapas, Mexico Mar 15 16:25 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Jiquilillo, Nicaragua Mar 14 06:13 4.7 65 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Nicaragua Mar 14 06:13 4.8 79 MAP I Felt It

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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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.
    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) ?
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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.
    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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