Major mag. 7.3 earthquake - Off Coast of Central America on Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 66 km west of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua, on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 03:51 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 66 km west of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua, on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 03:51 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake at 43 km depth

14 Oct 03:59 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 89.0 to 43.0 km.
Date & time: Oct 14, 2014 03:51:36 UTC
Magnitude: 7.2
Depth: 43.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.62°N / 88.05°W (North Pacific Ocean, Nicaragua)
Antipode: 12.62°S / 91.95°E
Nearest volcano: Cosigüina (69 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
66 km (41 mi) WSW of Jiquilillo (pop: 4,140) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) SSE of Usulutan (El Salvador) (pop: 51,900) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) W of El Viejo (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) W of Corinto (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) S of San Miguel (El Salvador) (pop: 161,900) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) W of Chinandega (pop: 126,400) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) W of Leon (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (95 mi) SSE of Sensuntepeque (El Salvador) (pop: 20,400) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) SE of San Salvador (El Salvador) (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
203 km (126 mi) WNW of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1015 joules (1106 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 9.5 x 105 tons of TNT or 59.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
7.243 kmOff Coast of Central AmericaGFZ
7.340 kmWSW of Jiquilillo, NicaraguaGeoAu
7.324 kmNicaraguaINETER
7.340 km67km WSW of Jiquilillo, NicaraguaUSGS
7.350 km NEAR COAST OF NICARAGUAEMSC

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El Hato Sacatepequez / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Managua, Nicaragua (196.8 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
managua / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Granada / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : The water in the pool at my guesthouse started waving and spilling over the edges onto the patio.  
Las Nubes de Tuis, Turrialba, Cartago, Costa Rica (577.5 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 15 sec of the bed and tables rocking, then stopped for about 3 sec, then started up again for 18 sec. Stronger than the quake at 9:31pm local time  
San Salvador, El Salvador. Lomas de San Francisco (141.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : It felt very long, but it lasted 27 seconds. A big number of people were already asleep to be awaken to the earthquake.  
Masachapa / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
managua (205.3 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Lake Atitlan/Guatemala (410.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Light shaking. Lived in California USA so I didn't even stop watching the TV though my partner held her breath :-)  
Managua / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Muy fuerte cuando pensé que había pasado vino lo más fuerte... Suerte que estaba cerca de la salida..   
Antigua Guatemala (1635.6 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Chandelier was swinging and cupboards were creaking and I think it lasted about 30 seconds. No apparent damage here in Antigua, Gratemala.  
Antigua Guatemala (1635.6 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Chandelier was swinging and cupboards were creaking and I think it lasted about 30 seconds. No apparent damage here in Antigua, Gratemala.  
Antigua Guatemala (1635.6 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Chandelier was swinging and cupboards were creaking and I think it lasted about 30 seconds. No apparent damage here in Antigua, Gratemala.  
Antigua Guatemala (1635.6 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Chandelier was swinging and cupboards were creaking and I think it lasted about 30 seconds. No apparent damage here in Antigua, Gratemala.  
Managua / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Bad was shaking for 10 seconds.  
san salvador / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I was laying down watching a movie and all the neighbors run out was strong and long   
Managua, Nicaragua / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Antigua, Guatemala / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Marbleblast costa rica / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
mejicanos san salvador el salvador (175 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : se sintio muy fuerte muy largo   
managua / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Managua, Nicaragua / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : that was a really estrong quake.  
San Jose, Costa Rica / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tres Ríos, Cartago / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : This was the second one within a short period but much stronger and longer than the first. I'm on the second floor which trembled quite strongly.   
Ant Cuscatlan / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : IT was long almost 30 seconds  
Ant Cuscatlan / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : IT was long almost 30 seconds  
San Jose Costa Rica (528 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Started as a rolling and then began shaking for just a few seconds  
Guatemala City, Guatemala (344.6 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : My apartment building in Guatemala City, Started Swaying back and forth.  
Playa Garza, Costa Rica / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Felt near Playa Garza Costa Rica  
San salvador (174.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : That was a little scary for about 40 seconds, we all stood in the steel doorways  
Tegucigalpa (188.4 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Soto cano / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : While standing I needed to slightly brace myself. Lasted approx 30 seconds  
Diriomo, Granada, NI / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was in bed and it just started shaking. At first I thought it was my spouse shaking it but then I realized that it was an earthquake.  
léon nicaragua / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Kurzes Beben. Mein Bett hat sich bewegt.  
Los Cedros (202.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
léon nicaragua / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Kurzes Beben. Mein Bett gat sich bewegt.  
Santa Tecla / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Lasted for about 25 seconds, but we've had worse  
San Salvador / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Planes de Renderos, San Salvador, El Salvador / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Planes de Renderos, San Salvador, El Salvador / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Houston tx / Weak shaking (MMI III)
managua, carreter sur / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
managua, carreter sur / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
San Jorge (Nicaragua, 266 km SE of epicenter) : I'm currently visiting Nicaragua from America because I have family here. Currently I'm in San Jorge, Nicaragua and when I felt the earthquake it actually wasn't that bad. I was sitting on the couch and I started to hear things shaking around me and then (reported through EMSC)  
Managua (Nicaragua, 188 km E of epicenter) : It was very scary, I do believe stronger than the one we had in 1972, though it lasted nowhere near as long (reported through EMSC)  
Managua (Nicaragua, 188 km E of epicenter) : Super fuerte!!!! (reported through EMSC)  
Santa Tecla (El Salvador, 186 km NW of epicenter) : Fue de larga duracion, se interrumpio la telefonia celular por breves instantes. No hubo interrupcion de energia electrica. (reported through EMSC)  
San Salvador (El Salvador, 181 km NW of epicenter) : Muy Largo. (reported through EMSC)  
San Salvador (El Salvador, 181 km NW of epicenter) : Going to sleep but suddenly my bed start to move. I felt very frightened, was very long. (reported through EMSC)  
Quepos (Costa Rica, 547 km SE of epicenter) : Caused a short power outage (reported through EMSC)  
San Isidro de Heredia (Costa Rica, 517 km SE of epicenter) : Long lasting! (reported through EMSC)  
(Costa Rica, 505 km SE of epicenter) : Felt it just outside San Jose Costa Rica. (reported through EMSC)  
Chimaltenango (Guatemala, 381 km NW of epicenter) : It shook for what seemed like a couple of minutes...it was faint at first then got stronger . Made me feel very nauseous. (reported through EMSC)  
(Costa Rica, 371 km SE of epicenter) : Woke me from sleep. Lasted a few secpnds. Would guess a 4.5 quake (reported through EMSC)  
Antigua Guatemala (Guatemala, 366 km NW of epicenter) : A solid rolling for about 30 seconds up in Antigua Guatemala (reported through EMSC)  
Guatemala City (Guatemala, 357 km NW of epicenter) : Its was pretty long and strong (reported through EMSC)  
Guatemala City (Guatemala, 353 km NW of epicenter) : Lasted quite some time (reported through EMSC)  
Guatemala City (Guatemala, 353 km NW of epicenter) : I live on the outskirts of Guatemala, 15km closer to El Salvador. However, 4 different people from different parts of the city confirmed that this was a strong earthquake. (reported through EMSC)  
Guatemala City (Guatemala, 353 km NW of epicenter) : It lasted a good 20 seconds (reported through EMSC)  
Guatemala City (Guatemala, 353 km NW of epicenter) : Aparentemente, se sintió por toda Guatemala. (reported through EMSC)  
Tamarindo (Costa Rica, 348 km SE of epicenter) : It was just a nice little rumble like something was crawling under the ground (reported through EMSC)  
Tamarindo (Costa Rica, 348 km SE of epicenter) : Just a little wobble only one second (reported through EMSC)  
San Pedro Sula (Honduras, 319 km NW of epicenter) : I felt it for more or less 20 seconds, very long. I was in a hotel at fifth floor, maybe for that I felt it more (reported through EMSC)  
San Pedro Sula (Honduras, 319 km NW of epicenter) : Fue prolongado, se mecieron las lamparas duro sus 30 segundos (reported through EMSC)  
Las Salinas (Nicaragua, 240 km SE of epicenter) : Tsunami sirens are going off continuously.....no tsunami yet (reported through EMSC)  
Tipitapa (Nicaragua, 211 km E of epicenter) : Very intense and short time. I was seated in a rocking chair watching tv and felt like a big dog was moving the chair from behind (reported through EMSC)  
Diriamba (Nicaragua, 209 km SE of epicenter) : Very strong movements is also raining (reported through EMSC)  
Managua (Nicaragua, 199 km E of epicenter) : I was in my living room watching tv went I feeld a wave seconds later the tv,mirror and the sofa bee gaing to shake I got so scare did not what was going know the feld is undiscrabible the fact the we always try to control every cituation but now all u co (reported through EMSC)  
Managua (Nicaragua, 196 km E of epicenter) : It was over fast, but a real hard shaker while it lasted (reported through EMSC)  
Managua (Nicaragua, 196 km E of epicenter) : Larga duracion (reported through EMSC)  
Managua (Nicaragua, 196 km E of epicenter) : Fiirst reports from other parts of the country confirma that it was felt alll over Nicaragua (reported through EMSC)  
Managua (Nicaragua, 196 km E of epicenter) : Low rumble, and swaying of our hotel.. Hotel is mainly concrete slab construction.. Not sure of the foundation construction methods. No loss of electricity. (reported through EMSC)  
Managua (Nicaragua, 196 km E of epicenter) : Se ha sentido en varios lugares del país, nosotros vivimos a unos 50 kms de la costa del pacifico y han llamado personas del interior del país que viven a mas de 150 kms de la costa y lo han sentido muy fuerte. (reported through EMSC)  
Managua (Nicaragua, 196 km E of epicenter) : It was quite long lasting. About 3-5 Minutes! We thought it would never stop. (reported through EMSC)  
Managua (Nicaragua, 192 km E of epicenter) : Bien fuerte el Terremoto (reported through EMSC)  
Managua (Nicaragua, 190 km E of epicenter) : Too long in duration! (reported through EMSC)  
Managua (Nicaragua, 190 km E of epicenter) : Duró mucho tiempo! (reported through EMSC)  
Comayaguela (Honduras, 184 km NE of epicenter) : I felt the quake in my neighborhood Comayagüela Honduras Central America (reported through EMSC)  
Tegucigalpa (Honduras, 182 km NE of epicenter) : It lasted to much, and in here in Tegucigalpa was felt strong and deep. (reported through EMSC)  
San Salvador (El Salvador, 178 km NW of epicenter) : F***-ssssssse... (reported through EMSC)  
San Salvador (El Salvador, 178 km NW of epicenter) : It was LONG! I couldn't believe how it kept going and going and going and grew in strength. I have lived in El Salvador for many years and this was the first time that my husband and I actually took our kids out of their beds to stand outside with them. T (reported through EMSC)  
San Salvador (El Salvador, 178 km NW of epicenter) : Fue fuerte y prolongado (reported through EMSC)  
San Salvador (El Salvador, 178 km NW of epicenter) : Started slowly and suddenly picked uo intensity. (reported through EMSC)  
San Salvador (El Salvador, 178 km NW of epicenter) : It was strong and lasted 30 seconds I think. (reported through EMSC)  
San Salvador (El Salvador, 178 km NW of epicenter) : Felt pretty intense. However, we are somewhat used to earth quakes! (reported through EMSC)  
Cojutepeque (El Salvador, 159 km NW of epicenter) : First time I felt an earthquake. Pretty scary. (reported through EMSC)  
León (Nicaragua, 121 km E of epicenter) : Det var över på ungefär en minut. Inget att oroa sig över (reported through EMSC)  
Chinandega (Nicaragua, 91 km E of epicenter) : things fell off the walls and cracks in the ceiling as well as dry wall damage (reported through EMSC)  
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1504 quakes)

  • 10 Oct 2016 04:22 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    14.3 km (8.9 mi) depth
    |
    192 km (119 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 07 Oct 2016 03:15 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    45 km (28 mi) depth
    |
    133 km (83 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Oct 2016 07:25 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    78 km (48.5 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 05 Oct 2016 05:19 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    14.6 km (9.1 mi) depth
    |
    183 km (114 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 05 Oct 2016 04:16 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    44.3 km (27.5 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 05 Oct 2016 03:14 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    7.6 km (4.7 mi) depth
    |
    154 km (96 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 02 Oct 2016 12:19 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    220 km (137 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 30 Sep 2016 09:37 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    7.6 km (4.7 mi) depth
    |
    154 km (96 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 30 Sep 2016 09:16 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    6.6 km (4.1 mi) depth
    |
    157 km (97 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 28 Sep 2016 16:48 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    157 km (98 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 28 Sep 2016 05:06 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    13.6 km (8.5 mi) depth
    |
    92 km (57 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 24 Sep 2016 00:05 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    50 km (31.1 mi) depth
    |
    194 km (120 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Sep 2016 20:55 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    94.9 km (59 mi) depth
    |
    204 km (127 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 22 Sep 2016 21:48 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    10.2 km (6.3 mi) depth
    |
    157 km (97 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 22 Sep 2016 18:15 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    5.6 km (3.5 mi) depth
    |
    158 km (98 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 22 Sep 2016 17:38 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    6.2 km (3.9 mi) depth
    |
    157 km (97 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
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