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Mag. 2.5 earthquake North Pacific Ocean, Chinandega, Nicaragua -
Strongest past 30 daysMag. 5.3 North Pacific Ocean, Chinandega, Nicaragua -
Updated: Mar 1, 2024 09:05 GMT -
Find all latest earthquakes in or near Masaya, Nicaragua, in our list below, updated every minute! Events are often reported within minutes. If you just felt a quake near Masaya, find out which quakes are happening right now!

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In the past 24 hours, Masaya has had one quake of magnitude 2.9.

In the past 30 days, Masaya has had 37 quakes of magnitudes up to 5.3 within up to 100 km (63 mi) distance:

  • 0 quakes above magnitude 5
  • 4 quakes between magnitude 3 and 4
  • 24 quakes between magnitude 2 and 3
  • 9 quakes below magnitude 2 that people normally don't feel.
Latest today: Mag. 2.5 Earthquake North Pacific Ocean, 99 km SW of Chinandega, Chinandega, Nicaragua -
Strongest: Mag. 5.3 Earthquake North Pacific Ocean, 17 km SW of Chinandega, Chinandega, Nicaragua -
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Showing all recent or significant quakes in the past 30 days, magnitude 2.4 or higher, within up to 300 km (186 mi) distance (198 quakes):
Date and TimeMag
Depth
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Mar 1, 02:31 am (GMT -6)
Mar 1, 08:31 GMT

2.5

24 km
183 km (114 mi) to the W North Pacific Ocean, 99 km southwest of Chinandega, Chinandega, Nicaragua More
Thursday, February 29, 2024 GMT (9 quakes)
Feb 29, 03:35 pm (GMT -6)
Feb 29, 21:35 GMT

3.3

28 km
126 km (78 mi) to the W North Pacific Ocean, 97 km south of Leon, Departamento de Leon, Nicaragua
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Feb 29, 05:25 pm (universal)
Feb 29, 17:25 GMT

2.9

24 km
257 km (159 mi) to the W North Pacific Ocean, 81 km south of Usulutan, El Salvador More
Feb 29, 10:12 am (GMT -6)
Feb 29, 16:12 GMT

3.2

25 km
150 km (93 mi) to the W North Pacific Ocean, 59 km southwest of Chinandega, Chinandega, Nicaragua
I FELT IT
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Feb 29, 09:02 am (GMT -6)
Feb 29, 15:02 GMT

2.5

5 km
298 km (185 mi) to the W North Pacific Ocean, 40 km south of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador More
Feb 29, 09:02 am (GMT -6)
Feb 29, 15:02 GMT

2.4

18 km
293 km (182 mi) to the W North Pacific Ocean, 61 km south of Usulutan, El Salvador More
Feb 29, 05:47 am (Managua)
Feb 29, 11:47 GMT

2.9

4 km
40 km (25 mi) to the SE 26 km southeast of Granada, Granada, Nicaragua
I FELT IT
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Feb 29, 05:02 am (GMT -6)
Feb 29, 11:02 GMT

2.9

37 km
172 km (107 mi) to the W North Pacific Ocean, 57 km southwest of Chinandega, Chinandega, Nicaragua More
Feb 29, 02:17 am (GMT -6)
Feb 29, 08:17 GMT

3.0

32 km
174 km (108 mi) to the W North Pacific Ocean, 64 km southwest of Chinandega, Chinandega, Nicaragua
I FELT IT
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Feb 28, 06:54 pm (Costa Rica)
Feb 29, 00:54 GMT

3.0

20 km
300 km (186 mi) to the SE North Pacific Ocean, 44 km south of Puntarenas, Costa Rica
I FELT IT
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Wednesday, February 28, 2024 GMT (4 quakes)
Feb 28, 03:25 pm (GMT -6)
Feb 28, 21:25 GMT

3.2

31 km
254 km (158 mi) to the W North Pacific Ocean, 94 km south of San Miguel, El Salvador
I FELT IT
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 1 x 1013 joules (2.9 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2493 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

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Seismic station: Managua, Nicaragua (MGAN/NU network) | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Managua, Nicaragua: seismogram of vertical movement last 60 minutes (source: IRIS/BUD)
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Earthquake statistics

Number of quakes per year

Note:
The apparent increase in the number of quakes since around 2010 is not because seismic activity has increased, but mostly due to three factors:
1) We only started to systematically collect seismic data for smaller quakes worldwide since 2010.
2) The number of seismic networks around the world and their sensitivity to detect smaller quakes has increased drastically in recent years.
3) Data availability through the internet has increased significantly as well. Many national agencies only started reporting earthquakes publicly in the past 10 years or so.

Average number of earthquakes

Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 4,600 quakes on average per year in or near Masaya, Nicaragua:
  • Mag. 7 or higher: 0.02 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 41.7 years)
  • Mag. 6 or higher: 0.26 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 3.8 years)
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 2.7 quakes per year
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 16.7 quakes per year
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 102 quakes per year (or 8.5 quakes per month)
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 299 quakes per year (or 24.9 quakes per month)
  • Mag. 1 or higher: 431 quakes per year (or 35.9 quakes per month)
Masaya has a very high level of seismic activity. Masaya has had at least 3 quakes above magnitude 7 since 1900, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 40 to 45 years.

Number of recent quakes in or near Masaya, Nicaragua, by magnitude

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30 days
3 years
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Mag
 
Number of quakes (4 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
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no quakes Mag 5 or higher
4+
-
no quakes Mag 4 or higher
3+
-
no quakes Mag 3 or higher
2+
3 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (75%)
below M2
1 quake
(25%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (37 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
-
no quakes Mag 5 or higher
4+
-
no quakes Mag 4 or higher
3+
4 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (10.81%)
2+
24 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (64.86%)
below M2
9 quakes
(24.32%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (1,891 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
1 quake
betw. Mag 6 - 7 (0.05%)
5+
9 quakes
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (0.48%)
4+
78 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (4.12%)
3+
369 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (19.51%)
2+
1,070 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (56.58%)
below M2
364 quakes
(19.25%)
Total number<M2M2+M3+M4+M5+M6+M7+
Past 24 hours1 quakeno data1-----
Past 7 days4 quakes13-----
Past 30 days37 quakes9244----
Past 3 years1,891 quakes3461,0703697891-
Magnitude 0.0+, within up to 100 km (62 mi) distance, updated

Number of earthquakes over time

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2023
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Masaya Earthquake FAQ

How frequent are earthquakes in or near Masaya, Nicaragua?

Masaya has a very high level of seismic activity. Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 4,600 quakes on average per year in or near Masaya, Nicaragua. Masaya has had at least 3 quakes above magnitude 7 since 1900, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 40 to 45 years.

When was the latest earthquake in Masaya?

The last earthquake in Masaya occurred 34 minutes ago:

A light magnitude 2.5 earthquake occurred under the sea near the coast of  Nicaragua in the early morning of Friday, Mar 1, 2024 at 2.31 am local time (GMT -6). The quake had a very shallow depth of 24 km (15 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

How many quakes were there in Masaya in the past 30 days?

In the past 30 days, Masaya has been shaken by 0 quakes of magnitude 5.0 or above, 4 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0, and 24 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0. There have been also 9 quakes below magnitude 2.0 which people don't normally feel.

What was the strongest quake in Masaya in the past 30 days?

The strongest earthquake in Masaya in the past 30 days occurred 5 days ago:

A strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake occurred under the sea near the coast of  Nicaragua Sat, Feb 24, 2024 21:57 GMT. The quake had a moderate depth of 81 km (50 mi) and was felt widely in the area.

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