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

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Corinto, Nicaragua Nov 26 08:03 4.5 51 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Near Coast Of Nicaragua Nov 26 08:03 4.5 51 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Huacas, Guanacaste - Was sitting at the table and could feel the vibration through the table. Only lasted a few seconds.
  • USGS Offshore Guatemala Nov 24 00:01 4.4 48 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Guatemala Nov 24 00:01 4.4 48 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Guatemala Nov 22 04:39 4.4 68 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Champerico, Guatemala Nov 22 04:39 4.4 67 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Guatemala Nov 21 13:43 4.5 32 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Guatemala Nov 21 13:43 4.5 32 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Mapastepec, Mexico Nov 19 11:50 4.5 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Nov 19 11:50 4.5 35 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Nov 19 11:39 5.0 71 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Chiapas, Mexico Nov 19 11:39 5.1 64 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Jiquilillo, Nicaragua Nov 19 02:05 4.5 58 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Nicaragua Nov 19 02:05 4.5 58 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Costa Rica Nov 16 10:21 5.2 20 MAP I Felt It
  • Tamarindo - Violent shaking of windows.
  • Playa Flamingo - Awakened by shaking at 4am. The bed was shaking.
  • Playas del Coco - Nessun danno, risveglio improvviso ore 04:21
  • Playa Hermosa - First earthquake experience. No damage.
  • Westin-Conchal - Shook us out of bed at 4:21, windows rattled
  • EMSC Costa Rica Nov 16 10:21 5.2 51 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Sardinal, Costa Rica Nov 16 10:21 5.2 35 MAP I Felt It
  • Antiqua - Just movement for about 15 or 20 seconds don't think there was damage.
  • EMSC Offshore Guatemala Nov 16 03:08 4.8 47 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Guatemala Nov 16 03:08 4.7 70 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Puerto San Jose, Guatemala Nov 16 03:08 4.8 20 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Puerto San Jose, Guatemala Nov 16 03:05 4.4 25 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Guatemala Nov 16 03:05 4.4 26 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Pasaco, Guatemala Nov 15 00:15 4.7 81 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Guatemala Nov 15 00:15 4.7 87 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Guatemala Nov 15 00:15 5.2 93 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Golfo De Fonseca, Honduras Nov 13 16:14 4.8 195 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Honduras Nov 13 16:14 4.7 191 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Amapala, Honduras Nov 13 16:14 5.1 194 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Puerto San Jose, Guatemala Nov 10 18:22 4.9 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Guatemala Nov 10 18:22 4.9 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Guatemala Nov 10 18:22 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Carlos Fonseca Amador, Nicaragua Nov 10 12:46 4.8 182 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Nicaragua Nov 10 12:46 4.8 183 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Guatemala Nov 09 14:37 4.4 48 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Puerto San Jose, Guatemala Nov 09 14:37 4.4 48 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Punta De Burica, Panama Nov 09 13:53 4.5 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC South Of Panama Nov 09 13:53 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON South Of Panama Nov 09 13:53 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Puerto San Jose, Guatemala Nov 08 23:14 4.9 44 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Guatemala Nov 08 23:14 4.9 30 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Guatemala Nov 08 23:14 5.2 37 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Champerico, Guatemala Nov 07 04:48 4.6 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Mexico City - I felt dizziness and noticed things shaking in house.
  • EMSC Offshore Guatemala Nov 07 04:48 4.6 46 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Off Coast Of Chiapas, Mexico Nov 07 04:48 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Iztapa, Guatemala Nov 07 01:59 5.4 69 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Guatemala Nov 07 01:59 5.2 80 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Guatemala - No damage
  • GEOFON Near Coast Of Guatemala Nov 07 01:59 5.2 82 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Santa Teresa, Nicaragua Nov 02 21:34 4.4 75 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near Coast Of Nicaragua Nov 02 21:34 4.4 75 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Masachapa, Nicaragua Nov 02 09:26 4.4 46 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Nov 02 09:26 4.4 47 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Champerico, Guatemala Nov 01 12:55 4.4 35 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Guatemala Nov 01 12:55 4.4 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Off Coast Of Chiapas, Mexico Nov 01 12:55 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS San Antonio, Costa Rica Nov 01 08:23 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Playa del Coco - Tourist visiting and the building shook, my friend said "Did you feel that?"
  • Coco Costa Rica - no damage
  • USGS Punta De Burica, Panama Oct 29 13:22 4.9 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON South Of Panama Oct 29 13:22 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC South Of Panama Oct 29 13:22 5.0 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Off Coast Of Central America Oct 23 23:05 4.8 89 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore El Salvador Oct 23 23:05 4.8 74 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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