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Latest quakes in or near Puerto Morazan, Chinandega, Nicaragua - list, stats and map

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Mag. 3.5 earthquake 8.4 km southeast of Usulutan, Departamento de Usulutan, El Salvador -
Strongest past 30 daysMag. 5.3 North Pacific Ocean, Chinandega, Nicaragua - Feb 24, 2024 -
Updated: Mar 3, 2024 03:35 GMT -
Find all latest earthquakes in or near Puerto Morazan, Chinandega, Nicaragua, in our list below, updated every minute! Events are often reported within minutes. If you just felt a quake near Puerto Morazan, find out which quakes are happening right now!
There were no significant confirmed earthquakes in or near Puerto Morazan in the past 24 hours.
In the past 30 days, Puerto Morazan has had 78 quakes of magnitudes up to 5.3 within up to 100 km (63 mi) distance:
  • 2 quakes above magnitude 5
  • 1 quake between magnitude 4 and 5
  • 21 quakes between magnitude 3 and 4
  • 43 quakes between magnitude 2 and 3
  • 11 quakes below magnitude 2 that people normally don't feel.
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 3 or higher, within up to 300 km (186 mi) distance (152 quakes):
Date and TimeMag
Depth
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Mar 2, 06:23 pm (El Salvador)
Mar 3, 00:23 GMT
3.5

172 km
141 km (87 mi) to the W 8.4 km southeast of Usulutan, Departamento de Usulutan, El Salvador
I FELT IT
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Saturday, March 2, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
Mar 2, 02:17 am (Managua)
Mar 2, 08:17 GMT
3.1

10 km
146 km (91 mi) to the SE 6.7 km west of Masaya, Masaya, Nicaragua
I FELT IT
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Friday, March 1, 2024 GMT (5 quakes)
Mar 1, 01:31 pm (GMT -6)
Mar 1, 19:31 GMT
3.3

87 km
282 km (175 mi) to the W North Pacific Ocean, 163 km south of San Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador
I FELT IT
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Mar 1, 01:21 pm (GMT -6)
Mar 1, 19:21 GMT
3.5

21 km
234 km (145 mi) to the SE North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica
I FELT IT
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Mar 1, 08:24 am (GMT -6)
Mar 1, 14:24 GMT
3.0

3 km
151 km (94 mi) to the SW North Pacific Ocean, 138 km southwest of Chinandega, Chinandega, Nicaragua
I FELT IT
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Mar 1, 06:04 am (GMT -6)
Mar 1, 12:04 GMT
3.1

33 km
240 km (149 mi) to the W North Pacific Ocean, 55 km south of Santa Tecla, El Salvador
I FELT IT
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Mar 1, 03:15 am (GMT -6)
Mar 1, 09:15 GMT
3.2

54 km
187 km (116 mi) to the S North Pacific Ocean, 159 km southwest of Leon, Departamento de Leon, Nicaragua
I FELT IT
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Thursday, February 29, 2024 GMT (3 quakes)
Feb 29, 03:35 pm (GMT -6)
Feb 29, 21:35 GMT
3.3

28 km
136 km (85 mi) to the S North Pacific Ocean, 97 km south of Leon, Departamento de Leon, Nicaragua
I FELT IT
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Feb 29, 10:12 am (GMT -6)
Feb 29, 16:12 GMT
3.2

25 km
78 km (49 mi) to the SW North Pacific Ocean, 59 km southwest of Chinandega, Chinandega, Nicaragua
I FELT IT
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Feb 29, 02:17 am (GMT -6)
Feb 29, 08:17 GMT
3.0

32 km
75 km (47 mi) to the SW North Pacific Ocean, 64 km southwest of Chinandega, Chinandega, Nicaragua
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
127 km (79 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: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.57 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3933 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

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Seismic station: volcan San Cristobal, Nicaragua (CRIN/NU network) | Show on map | Station Info
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Number of quakes per year

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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 7,400 quakes on average per year in or near Puerto Morazan, Chinandega, Nicaragua:
  • Mag. 7 or higher: 0.02 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 62.5 years)
  • Mag. 6 or higher: 0.11 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 8.8 years)
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 1.92 quakes per year
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 30.4 quakes per year
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 174 quakes per year (or 14.5 quakes per month)
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 543 quakes per year (or 45 quakes per month)
  • Mag. 1 or higher: 716 quakes per year (or 60 quakes per month)
Puerto Morazan has a very high level of seismic activity. Puerto Morazan has had at least 2 quakes above magnitude 7 since 1900, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 60 to 65 years.

Number of recent quakes in or near Puerto Morazan, Chinandega, Nicaragua, by magnitude

7 days
30 days
3 years
Table
Mag
 
Number of quakes (18 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
1 quake
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (5.56%)
4+
-
betw. Mag 4 - 5
3+
6 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (33.33%)
2+
9 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (50%)
below M2
2 quakes
(11.11%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (78 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
2 quakes
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (2.56%)
4+
1 quake
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (1.28%)
3+
21 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (26.92%)
2+
43 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (55.13%)
below M2
11 quakes
(14.1%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (3,887 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
2 quakes
betw. Mag 6 - 7 (0.05%)
5+
13 quakes
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (0.33%)
4+
78 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (2.01%)
3+
730 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (18.78%)
2+
2,249 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (57.86%)
below M2
815 quakes
(20.97%)
Total number<M2M2+M3+M4+M5+M6+M7+
Past 7 days18 quakes196-1--
Past 30 days78 quakes10432112--
Past 3 years3,887 quakes7752,24973078132-
Magnitude 0.0+, within up to 100 km (62 mi) distance, updated

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Puerto Morazan Earthquake FAQ

How frequent are earthquakes in or near Puerto Morazan, Chinandega, Nicaragua?

Puerto Morazan 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 7,400 quakes on average per year in or near Puerto Morazan, Chinandega, Nicaragua. Puerto Morazan has had at least 2 quakes above magnitude 7 since 1900, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 60 to 65 years.

When was the latest earthquake in Puerto Morazan?

The last earthquake in Puerto Morazan occurred 3 hours ago and had a magnitude of 3.5:

A light magnitude 3.5 earthquake hit 8.4 km (5.2 mi) away from Usulutan, Departamento de Usulutan,  El Salvador, in the late afternoon of Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 at 6.23 pm local time (America/El Salvador GMT -6). The quake had a moderate depth of 172 km (107 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

How many quakes were there in Puerto Morazan in the past 30 days?

In the past 30 days, Puerto Morazan has been shaken by 2 quakes of magnitude 5.0 or above, 1 quake of magnitude , 21 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0, and 43 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0. There have been also 11 quakes below magnitude 2.0 which people don't normally feel.

What was the strongest quake in Puerto Morazan in the past 30 days?

The strongest earthquake in Puerto Morazan in the past 30 days had a magnitude of 5.3 and occurred 7 days ago:

Mag. 5.3 earthquake North Pacific Ocean, Chinandega, Nicaragua - Feb 24, 2024 -

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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Largest Quakes in or near Puerto Morazan, Chinandega, Nicaragua

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