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

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Guatemala Jul 25 07:10 4.3 254 MAP I Felt It
USGS Monjas, Guatemala Jul 25 07:10 4.3 253 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Costa Rica Jul 24 18:48 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Sabanilla, Costa Rica Jul 24 18:48 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
OVSICORI Alajuela, Costa Rica Jul 24 18:48 4.7 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • San Pedro de Poas - no damages
  • Santa Gertrudis Sur - 5 second shake...then 10 seconds of a long wave
  • Alejuela - No damage
  • Santa Ana - No damage noted.
  • San Isidro de Grecia - No damage, just some shaking for about 10 - 15 seconds.
  • Atenas - No damage- about 10 seconds of shaking
  • Atenas - No damage, just a sharp jolt. The local paper reports it at 4.3 in La Guacima de Alajuela.
  • Atenas - No apparent damage
  • escazu - heard the sounds of a what sounded like a train then felt the ground and the House shaking ,items on shelves & my desk rattled for what seemed a long time but it was really short but stronger then stopped with complete silence !
  • Atenas - No damage noted
  • Santa Ana - Aucun dégât
  • El Rodeo near Cuidad Colon - everything shook for several seconds and everyone felt it. The shaking was strong enough and long enough that I am surprised there is not damage. One neighbor reports that the ground looked like waves before the shaking began.
  • Curidibat - Sound and trembling with building shaking 10 seconds
  • Jaco - Light shaking and a slow swaying, duration less than 10 seconds
  • La Garita - Was standing in the pool and felt the bottom of it slide under my feet and heard what I can only describe as a sonic sound vibration move past me into the houses and structures near me.
  • santa ana - No damage but Horrfying few seconds experinced firs time in life
  • Santa Barbara - Since it was windy, I figured it was the wind, but I was up and active inside the house; it was more the sound I heard of a good sudden jolt/thunk, then it was done. I realized it was a shaker when neighbours, quite surprised, came over and asked if I felt it, then family was calling the house to see if I felt it.
  • Belen - was in the classroom. shook the computer and table.
  • Poas National Park - No damage, slight shaking for <1 second
  • Sarchi Norte - No damage, just moderate shaking for about 10 - 15 seconds, floor lamp and TV shaking considerably.
  • ciudad colon - it was real and terrifying. I thought the world was comin to an end
  • Atenas - No property damage but significant shaking.
  • Grecia - We live on the 2nd floor and it felt like the floor drop out from beneath us. 5-10 seconds of shaking. Not a whole lot of shaking goin on...
  • Santa Ana - Brief and weak, and felt another weaker shake at 10:32 local time
  • San Jose - O edificio de 3 andares onde moro moveu todo, a minha cama onde eu estaba na altura, a penteadeira e as portas de vidro agitaram bastante, as duas ultimas parecíam que haveriam de quebrar
  • EMSC Guatemala Jul 23 14:20 4.3 80 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Guatemala Jul 23 14:20 4.0 94 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Champerico, Guatemala Jul 23 14:20 4.3 69 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Guatemala Jul 21 10:04 4.4 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Antigua - I was on my bed on the second floor of my house in Antigua. A sustained rumble/ shake occurred for about ten seconds.
  • EMSC Guatemala Jul 21 10:04 4.4 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Candelaria De La Frontera, El Salvador Jul 21 10:04 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Chiapas, Mexico Jul 20 09:23 5.0 72 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Mazatan, Mexico Jul 20 09:23 5.1 88 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Mexico-guatemala Border Region Jul 20 09:23 5.0 87 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Off Coast Of Central America Jul 19 16:26 4.6 59 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore El Salvador Jul 19 16:26 4.8 53 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS La Libertad, El Salvador Jul 19 16:26 4.7 52 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Guatemala Jul 19 05:33 4.2 74 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Guatemala Jul 19 05:32 4.2 65 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala Jul 19 05:32 4.2 63 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON El Salvador Jul 18 20:44 4.3 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore El Salvador Jul 18 20:44 4.3 40 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Acajutla, El Salvador Jul 18 20:44 4.3 54 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Pajapita, Guatemala Jul 17 12:14 4.7 24 MAP I Felt It
  • succotz - none
  • EMSC Guatemala Jul 17 12:14 4.7 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Chiapas, Mexico Jul 17 12:14 4.5 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Pejibaye, Costa Rica Jul 16 22:10 4.4 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Santa Gertrudis Sur - 3 small waves
  • EMSC Costa Rica Jul 16 22:10 4.4 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Costa Rica Jul 16 22:10 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Nicaragua Jul 16 02:09 4.3 59 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Corinto, Nicaragua Jul 16 02:08 4.3 51 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near Coast Of Nicaragua Jul 16 02:08 4.3 59 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala Jul 12 05:10 4.3 43 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Guatemala Jul 12 05:10 4.4 36 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Guatemala Jul 12 05:10 4.4 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Nueva Palestina, Mexico Jul 11 18:36 4.3 128 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Chiapas, Mexico Jul 11 18:36 4.3 110 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Mexico-guatemala Border Region Jul 11 18:36 4.2 105 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Panama-colombia Border Region Jul 11 12:53 4.7 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-colombia Border Region Jul 11 12:53 4.4 30 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Mulatupo Sasardi, Panama Jul 11 12:53 4.4 31 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jul 10 02:59 4.3 48 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Nandayure, Costa Rica Jul 10 02:59 4.3 42 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Costa Rica Jul 10 02:59 4.4 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Mazatan, Mexico Jul 09 10:08 4.3 86 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Chiapas, Mexico Jul 09 10:08 4.4 69 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Jul 09 10:08 4.5 66 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Chiapas, Mexico Jul 09 09:07 4.3 60 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Mazatan, Mexico Jul 09 09:07 4.2 67 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Chiapas, Mexico Jul 09 09:07 4.1 60 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near Coast Of Nicaragua Jul 08 18:55 4.1 54 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Corinto, Nicaragua Jul 08 18:55 4.2 70 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Nicaragua Jul 08 18:55 4.1 55 MAP I Felt It INFO
    PTWC Near The Coast Of Chiapas Mexico Jul 07 11:27 7.1 33 MAP I Felt It
    WCATWC Near Coast Of Chiapas Mexico Jul 07 11:24 7.1 75 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Puerto Madero, Mexico Jul 07 11:23 6.9 60 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Chiapas, Mexico Jul 07 11:23 6.9 68 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Mazatan, Mexico Jul 07 11:23 7.1 76 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Chiapas, Mexico Jul 07 11:23 7.0 90 MAP I Felt It
  • Guatemala city - No damage but it woke me up
  • Guatemala - Sismo prolongado
  • Guatemala City - Everybody woke up! Very strong and long one! Walls and doors Made cricking sounds. No damage in this property.
  • ciudad - Fuerte y largo
  • Atiquizaya, Ahuachapan, El Salvador - Sin daños
  • guatemala city - afortunadamente no hay daños, sin embargo si fue un movimiento fuerte ya que me desperto mientras yo dormia, tengo entendido que en el oeste del paiz cerca de la frontera con mexico si hay daños en infraestructura y en el suministro de energia electrica.
  • Guatemala - Fuerte Movimiento de vaiven perceptible.
  • Veracruz, Mexico - It felt oscillatory here, quite strong, some walls and windows creaked but there was no visible or important damage.
  • San Cristobal de Las Casas - I woke up to my bed shaking strongly. I got out of bed, walked to the doorway of my terrace and started counting the seconds. It lasted well over a minute. I heard some things crash and fall inside the house. But it is still too dark to investigate. It is the break of dawn.
  • Lake Atitlan - Violent shaking, woke everybody up. Few things falling.
  • Ciudad de Guatemala - No hubieron daños materiales.
  • Guatemala - 14 th floor, strong swaying movement, all lamps were making noice, I felt it was long, pendul from clock stopped at 5:25
  • San Ignacio Town, Belize - Everything was shaking for about 2-3 minutes. No damages.
  • Quetzaltenango - No ha pasado nada fuerte, pero han habido incedioa
  • Quetzaltenango - House shook violently. Needed support to stand. Seemed stronger than November 2012 quake.
  • San Salvador - Long and strong oscillations. Dogs barked. No damages, but thought its epicenter had been closer.
  • Guatemala - en este sector no hay daños, la prensa reporta daños cerca del área de la frontera, hacia la zona del epicentro
  • San Salvador - Temblor corto pero intenso. Ningun daño, no llego a ser importante
  • Guanacaste, Costa Rica - I was sleeping and when I felt the bed and doors shaking vigorously. Clock showed 5:45am when I felt these tremors.
  • Fraijanes - slow shaking then became stronger,Tv and desk were moving. lasted for awhile
  • Panajachel - No damage on our property. We all woke up from the shaking of the house which last a few minutes or so.
  • Quetzaltenango - Woke us up and I got up to stand in inside doorway. Could hear hanging pans rattling. Could also feel "waves". Seemed to last for awhile, but time hard to judge. Picture on wall in living room knocked out of alignment. Looked at my cell phone for time - 5:22 am. Friend called & said electricity out at her house in Zone 7.
  • San Ignacio Town - Just felt very weak shaking. No damage made.
  • Antigua - no damage
  • Tapachula - Really strong shaking, stuff fell off shelves. No structural damage but am in a well-built house. Expect to see damage in some areas.
  • San Cristobal de las Casas - woke me up, grabbed two babies wife the other, good rattle of our 170 year old adobe home. bells on lines in the patio started to ring in the last part of shaking, probably 15 seconds long. no damage
  • San Cristobal de las Casas - I was woken by the bed shaking and a closed door rattling against the frame and the shaking seemed to go on for about a minute. No damage to property
  • Tuxtla Gutierrez - The shaking woke us out of our sleep. It was consistent and lasted for over a minute. No damage.
  • Tuxtla Guiterrez - The shaking woke all of us up. It lasted over a minute. No damage and we did not feel any aftershocks.
  • San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas - I awoke to a rocking that felt almost comforting, rather gentle and since I was in the Loma Prieta quake of 1989 in Santa Cruz, CA, I was not disturbed by the light shaking, but walls creaked and I saw my electric clock say 6:23am, then the electricity went off for about 2 hours.
  • EMSC Nicaragua Jul 06 13:26 4.3 40 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) ?
    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.
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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) ?
    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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