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

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Chiapas, Mexico Apr 24 10:56 2.9 5 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Near Coast Of Nicaragua Apr 24 03:24 4.8 35 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Near Coast Of Nicaragua Apr 24 03:24 4.9 49 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua Apr 24 03:24 4.9 20 MAP I Felt It
USGS San Salvador, El Salvador Apr 23 15:51 3.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC El Salvador Apr 23 15:51 3.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Apr 23 11:18 3.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Apr 23 06:37 3.7 79 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Apr 23 05:59 3.7 99 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Chiapas, Mexico Apr 21 11:29 3.2 91 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Apr 21 10:23 3.5 87 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Northern Colombia Apr 20 12:32 2.7 4 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Chiapas, Mexico Apr 20 05:11 3.7 175 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Costa Rica Apr 19 08:56 4.3 18 MAP I Felt It
  • Nosara - FELT THE GROUND SHAKE TWICE.
  • Tamarindo - No damage
  • Playa Junquillal - It shook my (concrete pedestal) be enough to wake me, and our teak jalousies were rumbling. For a small quake, it was a good shake.
  • GEOFON Costa Rica Apr 19 08:56 4.3 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Chiapas, Mexico Apr 19 05:31 3.6 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Tabasco, Mexico Apr 19 05:19 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Apr 19 05:14 3.6 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Champerico, Guatemala Apr 18 23:39 4.9 35 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Guatemala Apr 18 23:39 4.9 84 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Guatemala Apr 18 23:39 4.9 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-colombia Border Region Apr 18 22:18 3.8 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Apr 18 19:41 4.0 48 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Apr 18 09:18 3.8 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Guatemala Apr 17 15:21 4.2 76 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Off Coast Of Costa Rica Apr 17 11:23 4.3 42 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Apr 15 09:21 3.9 90 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Chiapas, Mexico Apr 13 02:54 3.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Apr 11 14:08 4.0 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Apr 11 11:57 4.1 88 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Apr 11 07:57 3.4 48 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC El Salvador Apr 10 23:54 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Playa San Diego - We sat outside and felt the whole pool and saw a massive stonewall shake. The animal went yelling.
  • USGS Soyapango, El Salvador Apr 10 23:53 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON El Salvador Apr 10 23:53 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Santa Tecla, El Salvador Apr 10 22:21 3.3 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC El Salvador Apr 10 22:21 3.3 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • San Salvador - Shaking for about 10 seconds
  • USGS Antiguo Cuscatlan, El Salvador Apr 10 20:02 3.6 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC El Salvador Apr 10 20:02 3.6 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Santa Tecla, El Salvador Apr 10 02:13 3.5 6 MAP I Felt It
  • santa tecla - No causo daños. Pero se sintio durante unos 7 segundos.
  • San salvador - Loud rattling and boom sounds and very strong continuous tremor lasting 10 to 15 seconds felt inside and out
  • colonia Escalon, San Salvador - Movement went sideways back and forth it gradually reduced until complete stop. You can hear the wall forcing each other items around the house jingling.
  • EMSC El Salvador Apr 10 02:13 3.5 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-colombia Border Region Apr 09 15:35 3.3 71 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Apr 09 09:03 3.8 37 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Chiapas, Mexico Apr 09 05:06 3.6 140 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS George Town, Cayman Islands Apr 08 23:35 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Cayman Islands Region Apr 08 23:35 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Masachapa, Nicaragua Apr 08 10:04 4.4 35 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near Coast Of Nicaragua Apr 08 10:04 4.4 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off The Coast Of Guatemala Apr 06 11:47 3.9 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Apr 05 11:26 3.5 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Chiapas, Mexico Apr 04 05:41 3.1 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Cerro Punta, Panama Apr 03 20:25 4.1 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Apr 03 20:25 4.1 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Apr 03 12:46 3.7 67 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Apr 03 10:28 4.4 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Apr 03 06:48 3.6 49 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Cerro Punta, Panama Apr 02 23:54 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It
  • SORA - Spitting on a chair on outside terrace and my chair started to rock
  • Uvita - Lasted a long time....maybe 30 seconds
  • Cerro Punto - Tore 55gallon water heater from wall water burst all over garage- cracked walls - cracked large 7'X 4' bathroom mirror- broken vase from the middle of dining room table- lots of small things on floor - This was a shaker 3 seconds then a large drop 1 second big drop then 10 seconds shaking side to side. I have been in LA with the Nothridge quake and many more.This was closer than I am comfortable with
  • Boquete - Whole house shook sideways, back and forth for about 40 seconds. Never felt anything like that
  • San Ramon, Alajuela - My chair began to rock and I noticed that the glass of water on the table next to me sloshed a bit. It lasted about 29 seconds or so. Damage to the tile from the quake several years ago is now worse.
  • GEOFON Panama-costa Rica Border Region Apr 02 23:54 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Dominical/uvita - Whew.
  • Boquete - scared us all. no damage
  • San Vito - Lasted about 30 seconds. Knocked a few things off of shelves. Very little damage.
  • Cimarrones de Siquirres - Definite shaking for about 5-10 seconds. Howler monkeys in nearby forest quite upset. No damage.
  • David - vibrations for about 30 seconds without any damage
  • volcan chiriqui - abrupt intense shaking , calmed slowly over 20-30 seconds. started as a jolt then worked into strong swaying .
  • Boquete/Chiriqui - Quite a shaker, turning into a roller. Lasted about 40 seconds...no damage
  • Volcancito - Not sure yet of any damage, approximately 10-15 seconds
  • San Carlos - No damage.
  • Sabanilla, Alajuela - Was sitting at my computer and first felt the chair shifting. Then it got stronger and I felt the house swaying and heard some creaking. Hammock on patio was rocking back/forth and also cord hanging from ceiling was swinging. Lasted approx 20-25 seconds.
  • Panama City, - No damage; but definitely saw things swaying slightly
  • Los Molinos - Dining at Los Molinos. Strong and long.
  • Alto Boquete - Strong shaking and swaying of building. Noises like a truck going through the condo. Lasted at least 30 seconds. Things flew off shelves. Amazingly, only rocks broke!!! Cracks along walls. Our neighbor had their patio doors fall off, with rails warped. Had an aftershock around 9:15 PM. That one affected our elevator with the doors slamming shut and unusable since. Just now had an aftershock at 3:24 pm on April 3rd. Shook for about 5 seconds with vibrations on and off for about 30 seconds.
  • EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Apr 02 23:54 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Caldera - Shook cottage we are renting in caldera panama SE of Boquete Panama..no damage no loss of power.
  • Paso Ancho - About 40 seconds. Vertical and horizontal shaking, then just horizontal. The entire house was shaking. Some things fell over. Too early to know of damage.
  • Boquete - The shaking was moderate but strong sharp jerks considering the depth, just a few tilted pictures with no actual damage
  • Boquete - Items toppled in the china cabinet and our tall, thin man was rocking back and forth. Initially a jolt, then substantial shaking
  • Jaramillo, Boquete - Like a freight train coming through the hoyse.
  • Boquete Alto Lino - Very strong shaking, broken glass, toppled items, items falling off shelves.
  • Boquete - No damage, but it did slosh water out of the pool.
  • EMSC Offshore El Salvador Apr 02 16:24 4.4 57 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS La Libertad, El Salvador Apr 02 16:24 4.4 56 MAP I Felt It INFO

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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) ?
    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.
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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) ?
    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) ?
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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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