Earthquakes in the world on March 28, 2014 (M4.5 or more) – Strong earthquake in Argentina and Nicaragua

Last update: March 28, 2014 at 11:57 pm by By

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Earthquake felt in Nicaragua!
Based on an increasing number of visitors joining us from Managua area, we believe that an earthquake was felt.
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Update 14:36 UTC : Preliminary Magnitude M5.3 offshore
Epicenter location :
14km (9mi) SSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua
24km (15mi) SSW of San Rafael del Sur, Nicaragua
41km (25mi) WSW of Diriamba, Nicaragua
44km (27mi) WSW of Jinotepe, Nicaragua
61km (38mi) SSW of Managua, Nicaragua
Update : Only limited damage was reported but an older wall, already with some cracks collapsed in Managua

Image courtesu El Nuevo diario de Nicaragua

Image courtesu El Nuevo diario de Nicaragua

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Shallow strong earthquake in the Argentina desert
The epicenter was luckily approx. 60 km from the nearest populated area, a distance safe enough for this earthquake.

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Historical earthquake(s) who happened on the same date
Indonesia, Sumatra 2005 Magnitude 8.6 – earthquake and Tsunami
At least 1,000 people killed, 300 injured and 300 buildings destroyed on Nias; 100 people killed, many injured and several buildings damaged on Simeulue; 200 people killed in Kepulauan Banyak; 3 people killed, 40 injured and some damage in the Meulaboh area, Sumatra. A 3 meter tsunami damaged the port and airport on Simeulue. Tsunami runup heights as high as 2 meters were observed on the west coast of Nias and 1 meter at Singkil and Meulaboh, Sumatra. At least 10 people were killed during evacuation of the coast of Sri Lanka.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Mar 28 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Oklahoma City - I felt my entire bed rattle and my TV was wobbling. I thought someone hit the building that I live in.
  • EMSC Near Coast Of Nicaragua Mar 28 23:16 4.7 64 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Managua - Felt like an ocean wave under my feet.
  • GEOFON Near Coast Of Nicaragua Mar 28 23:16 5.0 71 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Jiquilillo, Nicaragua Mar 28 23:16 4.7 72 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Northern Mid-atlantic Ridge Mar 28 20:48 5.0 32 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Mid-atlantic Ridge Mar 28 20:48 5.4 33 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Northern Mid Atlantic Ridge Mar 28 20:48 5.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC New Ireland Region, P.n.g. Mar 28 16:15 5.2 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Taron, Papua New Guinea Mar 28 16:14 5.0 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON New Ireland Region, P.n.g. Mar 28 16:14 5.2 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Fiji Islands Region Mar 28 14:37 5.6 62 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Fiji Region Mar 28 14:37 4.7 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Fiji Region Mar 28 14:37 4.7 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Masachapa, Nicaragua Mar 28 14:36 5.2 66 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Nicaragua Mar 28 14:36 5.6 65 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Nicaragua Mar 28 14:36 5.6 77 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • managua - 15-20 secs
  • Tola - 10 to 15 seconds of rolling back and forth
  • Jinotepe - Intensity changed over the duration.
  • Managua - 2 earthquakes . One right after another
  • Tola - House on beach was lightly shaking. No damage. We didn't get up from our seats, but everyone in house felt it.
  • Dolores - Lasted a few seconds the shaking was strong from side to side. No damages at all.
  • Managua - Ningún daño. Solo el susto.
  • Managua - I felt a strong shaking
  • San Juan Del Sur - no damage here but we are not very close to the epicenter. just a quick, weak shaking.
  • Granada - Was sitting up in my bed when I felt it rock for 3-5 seconds and also heard the door to the room rattle in it's frame.
  • Hacienda iguana on beach near Tola - Beachside resort. Everybody around felt the shaking, furniture was wobbling pretty good. Glasses were clinking. No injuries or damage that I have personally seen
  • USGS Khorugh, Tajikistan Mar 28 10:24 5.3 93 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Mar 28 10:24 4.9 96 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Afghanistan-tajikistan Border Region Mar 28 10:24 4.9 96 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Tonga Mar 28 10:06 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Tonga Islands Mar 28 10:06 4.8 94 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Neiafu, Tonga Mar 28 10:05 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Rabaul, Papua New Guinea Mar 28 07:07 4.9 33 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC New Ireland Region, P.n.g. Mar 28 07:07 4.9 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON New Ireland Region, P.n.g. Mar 28 07:07 4.8 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Isangel, Vanuatu Mar 28 06:20 4.6 178 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC La Rioja, Argentina Mar 28 00:10 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON San Juan Province, Argentina Mar 28 00:10 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Vinchina, Argentina Mar 28 00:10 5.4 13 MAP I Felt It INFO

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    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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