Latest earthquakes near Nicaragua today

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List of latest earthquakes near Nicaragua.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 16, 2024 10:06PM
(Managua)
M 2.9 229 km WNW
from Managua
Apr 16, 2024 06:46PM
(Managua)
M 3.8 167 km SSE
from Nueva Guinea
Apr 16, 2024 03:40PM
(Managua)
M 4.1 238 km WSW
from Managua
Apr 16, 2024 09:46AM
(Managua)
M 3.0 85 km W
from Chinandega
Apr 16, 2024 09:05AM
(Managua)
M 3.0 286 km SSE
from Masaya
Apr 16, 2024 06:14AM
(Managua)
M 4.1 288 km WNW
from Managua
Apr 15, 2024 11:53PM
(Managua)
M 3.1 289 km SSE
from Masaya
Apr 15, 2024 04:16PM
(Managua)
M 3.3 279 km WNW
from Managua
Apr 14, 2024 08:35PM
(Managua)
M 3.7 92 km W
from Chinandega
Apr 14, 2024 05:29PM
(Managua)
M 4.7 141 km SSW
from Managua
Apr 14, 2024 05:07PM
(Managua)
M 3.2 78 km SSW
from León
Apr 14, 2024 01:16PM
(Managua)
M 2.9 38 km WSW
from Managua
Apr 14, 2024 11:56AM
(Managua)
M 3.2 188 km W
from Managua
Apr 14, 2024 10:50AM
(Managua)
M 3.0 50 km SW
from León
Apr 13, 2024 11:28PM
(Managua)
M 4.2 34 km SSW
from Managua
Apr 12, 2024 05:43PM
(Managua)
M 3.0 236 km WNW
from Managua
Apr 12, 2024 02:22PM
(Managua)
M 3.0 258 km WNW
from Managua
Apr 12, 2024 04:49AM
(Managua)
M 2.9 30 km NNE
from Chinandega
Apr 12, 2024 03:15AM
(Managua)
M 2.5 74 km WNW
from Chinandega
Apr 12, 2024 03:11AM
(Managua)
M 3.2 281 km S
from Nueva Guinea
Apr 12, 2024 12:40AM
(Managua)
M 3.1 290 km SSE
from Granada
Apr 11, 2024 06:01PM
(Managua)
M 3.4 292 km W
from Managua
Apr 11, 2024 04:27PM
(Managua)
M 4.9 127 km SW
from Managua
Apr 11, 2024 02:31PM
(Managua)
M 4.3 159 km SW
from Managua
Apr 11, 2024 02:29PM
(Managua)
M 3.6 149 km SW
from Managua

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Nicaragua

Recent Nicaragua Earthquake News

These are the latest articles published related to earthquakes occurring near Nicaragua. Check our Earthquake News section for a complete overview of articles written on earthquakes near Nicaragua and elsewhere.

Nicaragua Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
259 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 2.9
Apr 16, 2024 22:06

Average

A total of 2595 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Nicaragua in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 259 earthquakes per year, or 21 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Nicaragua roughly every 1 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Nicaragua in 2018. A total of 314 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Nicaragua that year. The strongest had a 6 magnitude.

Yearly Earthquakes within 300 km (186 mi) of Nicaragua with a magnitude of 4 or above.

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Nicaragua in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near Nicaragua during this time. Usually, higher magnitudes are less common than lower magnitudes. Small earthquakes with a magnitude below 4 on the Richter scale have been omitted from this overview.

Earthquakes by magnitude near Nicaragua (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 2453 94.53%
Mag. 5 133 5.13%
Mag. 6 8 0.31%
Mag. 7 1 0.04%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Nicaragua

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 7.3
On Oct 13, 2014 21:51.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.7
On Sep 1, 1992 19:16.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Nicaragua occurred on Oct 13, 2014 21:51 local time (America/Managua timezone). It had a magnitude of 7.3 and struck 108 kilometers (67 mi) west of Chinandega, at a depth of 40 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Nicaragua in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7.7 earthquake struck on Sep 1, 1992 19:16, 92 kilometers (57 mi) west of León. It is the strongest earthquake near Nicaragua in the past 124 years (Our data goes back to January 1st, 1900).

In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near Nicaragua in the past 10 years. You can use the tabs to find the heaviest historic earthquakes since the year 1900 or within a specific year or distance from Nicaragua.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Nicaragua.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Oct 13, 2014 09:51PM
(Managua)
M 7.3 108 km W
from Chinandega
Nov 24, 2016 12:43PM
(Managua)
M 6.9 289 km W
from Managua
Apr 21, 2022 01:42AM
(Managua)
M 6.6 101 km SW
from Managua
Jul 18, 2023 06:22PM
(Managua)
M 6.5 105 km W
from Chinandega
Sep 22, 2021 03:57AM
(Managua)
M 6.5 97 km SW
from Chinandega
Nov 9, 2021 12:25AM
(Managua)
M 6.3 106 km SSW
from Managua
Jan 6, 2022 10:25AM
(Managua)
M 6.1 99 km WSW
from Managua
Jun 9, 2016 09:25PM
(Managua)
M 6.1 29 km NE
from Chinandega
Nov 24, 2018 09:40PM
(Managua)
M 6.0 266 km ESE
from Puerto Cabezas
Apr 2, 2018 05:23PM
(Managua)
M 5.9 285 km WNW
from Managua

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Nicaragua

Earthquakes by region of Nicaragua

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Frequently Asked Questions

These questions are commonly asked in relation to earthquakes occurring near Nicaragua.

When was the last earthquake in Nicaragua?

A 2.9 magnitude earthquake hit near Nicaragua on the evening of April 16, 2024 at 22:06 local time (America/Managua). The center of this earthquake was located 229km west-northwest of Managua at a depth of 24km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Nicaragua in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Nicaragua?

A 7.7 magnitude earthquake hit near Nicaragua on the evening of September 1, 1992 at 19:16 local time (America/Managua). The center of this earthquake was located 92km south-southwest of León at a depth of 45km under water in the North Pacific Ocean. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Nicaragua since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Nicaragua?

In the past 10 years, 2595 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Nicaragua. This averages to 260 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 1 days.