Get our newsletter!
Voyages aux volcans actifs !
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - app for iPhone & iPad

Départs garantis:
4-11 août 2019: Le Grand Lac de Lave du Nyiragongo - République démocratique du Congo et Rwanda
12-30 août 2019: Kamchatka - Land of Colors - Kamchatka (Russia)
13-29 août 2019: Les volcans actifs de Java - Java (Indonésie)
14-17 août 2019: Spécial Volcan Krakatau - Le Krakatau, détroit de la Sonde
1-19 sept. 2019: Kamchatka - Land of Colors - Kamchatka (Russia)
3-18 sept. 2019: Du Krakatau à Bali - Java (Indonésie)
12-20 oct. 2019: Montagnes de Feu - du Stromboli à l'Etna - Eoliennes + Etna
: Places libres / : Départ garanti / : Quelques places disponibles / : Groupe fermé

Support us?


Maintaining the volcano and earthquake news sections on this website, the free Volcano Webcams tool and interactive map widget is a free-time, both time- and server cost intensive effort.
If you find the information useful and would like to support us, and help keep it alive and improve it, please consider making a small donation. Thank you!
Diaporama

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

Major mag. 7.2 earthquake - Off Coast of Central America on Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Major mag. 7.2 earthquake  - Off Coast of Central America on Tuesday, 14 October 2014
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 89.0 to 43.0 km.
Date & time: Tue, 14 Oct 03:51:36 UTC
Magnitude: 7.2
Depth: 43.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.62°N / 88.05°W (Nicaragua)
Nearest volcano: Cosigüina (69 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 4*10^15 J (1106 GWh / 9.5*10^5 tons of TNT / 59.5 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience with us and submit a short "I felt it" report.
You can use your GPS or device location as well to show where you were during the earthquake.
- Merci!.

Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 14 Oct 2014
Tue, 14 Oct 03:51 UTCM 7.3 / 40 kmWSW of Jiquilillo, NicaraguaGeoAu
Tue, 14 Oct 03:51 UTCM 7.3 / 24.2 km NicaraguaINETER
Tue, 14 Oct 03:51 UTCM 7.3 / 40 km67km WSW of Jiquilillo, NicaraguaUSGS
Tue, 14 Oct 03:51 UTCM 7.3 / 50 kmNEAR COAST OF NICARAGUAEMSC

"I felt it" reports:
El Hato Sacatepequez / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Managua, Nicaragua (196.8 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
managua / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
Granada / MMI V (Moderate shaking): 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 from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): 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 from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): It felt very long, but it lasted 27 seconds. A big number of people were already asleep to be awaken to the earthquake.
Masachapa / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
managua (205.3 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Lake Atitlan/Guatemala (410.2 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Light shaking. Lived in California USA so I didn't even stop watching the TV though my partner held her breath :-)
Managua / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Muy fuerte cuando pensé que había pasado vino lo más fuerte... Suerte que estaba cerca de la salida..
Antigua Guatemala (1635.6 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): 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 from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): 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 from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): 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 from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Chandelier was swinging and cupboards were creaking and I think it lasted about 30 seconds. No apparent damage here in Antigua, Gratemala.
Managua / MMI IV (Light shaking): Bad was shaking for 10 seconds.
san salvador / MMI VI (Strong shaking): I was laying down watching a movie and all the neighbors run out was strong and long
Managua, Nicaragua / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Antigua, Guatemala / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Marbleblast costa rica / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
mejicanos san salvador el salvador (175 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): se sintio muy fuerte muy largo
managua / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Managua, Nicaragua / MMI VI (Strong shaking): that was a really estrong quake.
San Jose, Costa Rica / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Tres Ríos, Cartago / MMI V (Moderate shaking): 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 / MMI VIII (Severe shaking): IT was long almost 30 seconds
Ant Cuscatlan / MMI VIII (Severe shaking): IT was long almost 30 seconds
San Jose Costa Rica (528 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Started as a rolling and then began shaking for just a few seconds
Guatemala City, Guatemala (344.6 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): My apartment building in Guatemala City, Started Swaying back and forth.
Playa Garza, Costa Rica / MMI III (Weak shaking): Felt near Playa Garza Costa Rica
San salvador (174.3 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): That was a little scary for about 40 seconds, we all stood in the steel doorways
Tegucigalpa (188.4 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Soto cano / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): While standing I needed to slightly brace myself. Lasted approx 30 seconds
Diriomo, Granada, NI / MMI IV (Light shaking): 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 / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Kurzes Beben. Mein Bett hat sich bewegt.
Los Cedros (202.7 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
léon nicaragua / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Kurzes Beben. Mein Bett gat sich bewegt.
Santa Tecla / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Lasted for about 25 seconds, but we've had worse
San Salvador / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Planes de Renderos, San Salvador, El Salvador / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
Planes de Renderos, San Salvador, El Salvador / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
Houston tx / MMI III (Weak shaking)
managua, carreter sur / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
managua, carreter sur / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
San Jorge (Nicaragua) (266 km SE from epicenter)(no details): 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 I felt the ground trembling. It took me a second to realize I was in the midst of an earthquake considering I've never been in one. My friend lived in Managua, Nicaragua and from previous earthquake events Ive heard in Nicaragua, many have occurred in the capital and so I called her. When she picked up she sounded like she was out of breath. She said she had ran outside as soon as she felt the shaking and because most collage apartments are so little in the capital, there is no where to hid under and many ran outside during the event. She said it was one of the worst earthquake experience she's ever been in. She Heard the ground cracking. She said a lot of things fell off of the counters in there kitchen and a majority of the books left in the bed were on the floor. I was glad she was okay but what I also wanted to know was, how come a town roughly 2 hours away from the capital barley felt anything but then a whole country over (Guatemala) felt the earthquake too, rough or soft I don't know but that still sounds pretty massive for us to have barley felt it. (via EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua) (188 km E from epicenter)(no details): It was very scary, I do believe stronger than the one we had in 1972, though it lasted nowhere near as long (via EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua) (188 km E from epicenter)(no details): Super fuerte!!!! (via EMSC)
Santa Tecla (El Salvador) (186 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Fue de larga duracion, se interrumpio la telefonia celular por breves instantes. No hubo interrupcion de energia electrica. (via EMSC)
San Salvador (El Salvador) (181 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Muy Largo. (via EMSC)
San Salvador (El Salvador) (181 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Going to sleep but suddenly my bed start to move. I felt very frightened, was very long. (via EMSC)
Quepos (Costa Rica) (547 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Caused a short power outage (via EMSC)
San Isidro de Heredia (Costa Rica) (517 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Long lasting! (via EMSC)
(Costa Rica) (505 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Felt it just outside San Jose Costa Rica. (via EMSC)
Chimaltenango (Guatemala) (381 km NW from epicenter)(no details): It shook for what seemed like a couple of minutes...it was faint at first then got stronger . Made me feel very nauseous. (via EMSC)
(Costa Rica) (371 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Woke me from sleep. Lasted a few secpnds. Would guess a 4.5 quake (via EMSC)
Antigua Guatemala (Guatemala) (366 km NW from epicenter)(no details): A solid rolling for about 30 seconds up in Antigua Guatemala (via EMSC)
Guatemala City (Guatemala) (357 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Its was pretty long and strong (via EMSC)
Guatemala City (Guatemala) (353 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Lasted quite some time (via EMSC)
Guatemala City (Guatemala) (353 km NW from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Guatemala City (Guatemala) (353 km NW from epicenter)(no details): It lasted a good 20 seconds (via EMSC)
Guatemala City (Guatemala) (353 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Aparentemente, se sintió por toda Guatemala. (via EMSC)
Tamarindo (Costa Rica) (348 km SE from epicenter)(no details): It was just a nice little rumble like something was crawling under the ground (via EMSC)
Tamarindo (Costa Rica) (348 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Just a little wobble only one second (via EMSC)
San Pedro Sula (Honduras) (319 km NW from epicenter)(no details): 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 (via EMSC)
San Pedro Sula (Honduras) (319 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Fue prolongado, se mecieron las lamparas duro sus 30 segundos (via EMSC)
Las Salinas (Nicaragua) (240 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Tsunami sirens are going off continuously.....no tsunami yet (via EMSC)
Tipitapa (Nicaragua) (211 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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 (via EMSC)
Diriamba (Nicaragua) (209 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Very strong movements is also raining (via EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua) (199 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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 could do is just pray and run to go out side cuz the wall were moving it was prety scare feeling it was a 7.4 (via EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua) (196 km E from epicenter)(no details): It was over fast, but a real hard shaker while it lasted (via EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua) (196 km E from epicenter)(no details): Larga duracion (via EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua) (196 km E from epicenter)(no details): Fiirst reports from other parts of the country confirma that it was felt alll over Nicaragua (via EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua) (196 km E from epicenter)(no details): Low rumble, and swaying of our hotel.. Hotel is mainly concrete slab construction.. Not sure of the foundation construction methods. No loss of electricity. (via EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua) (196 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua) (196 km E from epicenter)(no details): It was quite long lasting. About 3-5 Minutes! We thought it would never stop. (via EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua) (192 km E from epicenter)(no details): Bien fuerte el Terremoto (via EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua) (190 km E from epicenter)(no details): Too long in duration! (via EMSC)
Managua (Nicaragua) (190 km E from epicenter)(no details): Duró mucho tiempo! (via EMSC)
Comayaguela (Honduras) (184 km NE from epicenter)(no details): I felt the quake in my neighborhood Comayagüela Honduras Central America (via EMSC)
Tegucigalpa (Honduras) (182 km NE from epicenter)(no details): It lasted to much, and in here in Tegucigalpa was felt strong and deep. (via EMSC)
San Salvador (El Salvador) (178 km NW from epicenter)(no details): F***-ssssssse... (via EMSC)
San Salvador (El Salvador) (178 km NW from epicenter)(no details): 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. They slept the entire time! (via EMSC)
San Salvador (El Salvador) (178 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Fue fuerte y prolongado (via EMSC)
San Salvador (El Salvador) (178 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Started slowly and suddenly picked uo intensity. (via EMSC)
San Salvador (El Salvador) (178 km NW from epicenter)(no details): It was strong and lasted 30 seconds I think. (via EMSC)
San Salvador (El Salvador) (178 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Felt pretty intense. However, we are somewhat used to earth quakes! (via EMSC)
Cojutepeque (El Salvador) (159 km NW from epicenter)(no details): First time I felt an earthquake. Pretty scary. (via EMSC)
León (Nicaragua) (121 km E from epicenter)(no details): Det var över på ungefär en minut. Inget att oroa sig över (via EMSC)
Chinandega (Nicaragua) (91 km E from epicenter)(no details): things fell off the walls and cracks in the ceiling as well as dry wall damage (via EMSC)

 

Plus sur VolcanoDiscovery:

Copyright: VolcanoDiscovery ou autres sources indiquées.
Utilisation des documents: Les textes, les images et les vidéos de ce site internet sont protégées par copyright. Toute reproduction et tout usage sans accord préalable ne sont pas autorisés. Si vous désirez acquérir pour certains documents (photos, vidéos, textes ou autres) le droit de reproduction, d'édition et, plus généralement, de toute utilisation destinée à un usage public, qu'elle soit commerciale ou pas, vous êtes priés de nous contacter.