List of earthquakes in Nicaragua

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Notable earthquakes in the history of Nicaragua include the following:

Date Epicentre Mag. MMI Depth
(km)
Notes Deaths Injuries
1931033100001931-03-31 Managua 6.1 Mw VI 15 Conflagration 1,000–2,450
1951080200001951-08-02 Cosiguina 5.8 n/d n/d 1,000
1956102400001956-10-24 near Masachapa 7.3 n/d 25 km
1956102400001968-01-04 Colonia Centroamérica, Managua 4.8 n/d
1972122300001972-12-23 Managua 6.3 Mw IX 10 km Puerto Rican baseball star Roberto Clemente died in a plane crash on December 31 while flying to Managua with food and supplies (see: 1972 Puerto Rico DC-7 crash) 4,000–11,000 20,000
1992090200001992-09-02 11°44′31″N 87°20′24″W / 11.742°N 87.340°W / 11.742; -87.340 offshore Nicaragua 7.6 n/d 45 km According to USGS:"Most of the casualties and damage were caused by a tsunami affecting the west coasts of Nicaragua and Costa Rica, reaching heights of up to 8 meters. The tsunami ran inland 1,000 meters at Masachapa."[1] 116
2000070600002000-07-06 11°53′02″N 85°59′17″W / 11.884°N 85.988°W / 11.884; -85.988 5.4 n/d 33 km 7
2004100900002004-10-09 11°25′26″N 86°37′59″W / 11.424°N 86.633°W / 11.424; -86.633 offshore Nicaragua 6.9–7.1 n/d 35 km
2005070200002005-07-02 11°11′53″N 86°24′40″W / 11.198°N 86.411°W / 11.198; -86.411 offshore Nicaragua 6.6 n/d 27 km

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