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

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
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
    EMSC Offshore El Salvador Aug 22 02:07 5.0 65 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • San Salvador - Felt bed trembling and windows rattle
  • USGS Chirilagua, El Salvador Aug 22 02:07 4.9 70 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Aug 15 08:34 4.2 28 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Puerto Madero, Mexico Aug 15 08:34 4.2 35 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Chiapas, Mexico Aug 15 08:34 4.2 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Nicaragua Aug 14 15:06 4.3 61 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Nicaragua Aug 14 15:06 4.3 61 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Corinto, Nicaragua Aug 14 15:06 3.9 31 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Aug 14 10:01 4.1 28 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Costa Rica Aug 14 10:01 4.1 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Central America Aug 12 01:43 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Off Coast Of Central America Aug 12 01:43 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Puerto Madero, Mexico Aug 11 13:35 4.5 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Chiapas, Mexico Aug 11 13:35 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Aug 11 13:35 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Cayman Islands Region Aug 11 12:45 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON North Of Honduras Aug 11 12:45 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Great Swan Island, Honduras Aug 11 12:45 4.3 1 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Mapastepec, Mexico Aug 09 10:45 4.1 93 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tejar, Costa Rica Aug 07 08:50 4.4 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Costa Rica Aug 07 08:50 4.2 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • San Ramon, Costa Rica - At first I thought it was a wind gust rattling the roof and then realized it was a quake. Had I not been awake I likely wouldn't have noticed. Kind eerie for this Ohio girl visiting!
  • Heredia - Double wave felt...woke me up quick
  • San Pedro, San Jose - lasted 10-12 seconds. Glass shaking, dog freaked out and everyone woke up.
  • Curridabat - I was awake for the quake- the rest of my family were asleep. I heard it coming, at first it sounded like a strong wind, then it sounded like the house was shifting around. It woke up most of my family because of the loud sound and strength of the quake
  • ciudad colon - At 2:50 in the morning woke me and my husband up. Felt like it lasted for about 20 seconds or less. This is the fourth one in the last couple of weeks.
  • Calle Blancos - Woke me up. Shook the house for a few seconds.
  • san jose - Strong enough to waken from sleep.
  • San José - 2:50 am sacudida rápida con movimiento de lámparas, con una profundidad de 15 km, 4,8 escala Richter ubicado Acosta.
  • Guacima - Felt house convulse for 2-3 seconds. Strong enough to shake the house. No damage.
  • 7TH FLOOR CONDO IN JACO - I WAS AWOKEN BY BY BED SHAKING WHICH LASTED AT LEAST FOR 20 SECONDS.
  • Parrita - I felt one fast strong shake about 2:40 - 3 in the morning.
  • escazu - A loud boom and the 7 story condo building shook so profoundly waking me out my sleep. It also woke other people up as I could hear their concern with talking very loudly. It was as if a loud fireworks had gone off right in the building. The whole building shaking for about 15 seconds was the scariest part.
  • San Jose - Nothing was damaged. Shake woke us from sleep.
  • heredia - È stato un botto molto forte, pochissimi secondi, ma intenso.
  • heredia - Pochissimi secondi, un botto molto forte.
  • San Ramon de Tres Rios - I was asleep, it woke me up. Lasted about 20 seconds.
  • Guadalupe - No damage, but woke us up and shook the windows, making loud noises. Lasted maybe 5-7 seconds, but we were out the door within 5 more seconds.
  • Manuel Antonio - Visiting from The Netherlands I was awake to feel my first earthquake.
  • Manuel Antonio - Just woke us up from a dead-sleep. Didn't last very long.
  • San Pedro, Montes de Oca - Awoke around 3:15 a.m. from light to moderate shaking. Nothing seems broken inside, still haven't made it outside, but I'm sure its fine. Most earthquakes I've been in are sudden and abrupt, but this one lasted what seemed 3-4 seconds of a stable moderate shake. No successive tremors last night, though for the last months since being back inCosta Rica, There have been constant MMI II, III, & IV
  • Guadalupe - It woke me up early in the morning to my windows were rattling together. I am not accustomed to earthquakes so I was unsure what it was at first, but then realized it was an earthquake
  • Alajuela - Woke me up...
  • Manuel Antonio - Around 3:50 am. Was already awake when it happened. Strong shaking as we are on the top floor of our hotel. Lasted maybe ten seconds or so, then some very light aftershocks.
  • EMSC Costa Rica Aug 07 08:50 4.3 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Altagracia, Nicaragua Aug 05 04:11 4.8 189 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Nicaragua Aug 05 04:11 4.7 186 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Nicaragua Aug 05 04:11 4.6 191 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Nicaragua Aug 04 20:00 4.4 113 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Nicaragua Aug 04 20:00 4.4 113 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tecoluca, El Salvador Aug 03 00:23 4.5 185 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC El Salvador Aug 03 00:23 4.5 185 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Puerto Madero, Mexico Aug 02 05:23 4.0 47 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Aug 02 05:23 4.0 47 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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