List of earthquakes in Nicaragua

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Notable earthquakes in the history of Nicaragua include the following:

Name Date Epicentre M MM Depth
(km)
Notes Deaths
1931 Nicaragua earthquake 1931033100001931-03-31
Managua[1] 6.0 n/d n/d 2,500
1951 Nicaragua earthquake 1951080200001951-08-02
Cosiguina 5.8 n/d n/d 1,000
1956 Nicaragua earthquake 1956102400001956-10-24
near Masachapa 7.3 n/d 25 km
1968 Nicaragua earthquake 1956102400001968-01-04
Colonia Centroamérica, Managua 4.8 n/d
1972 Nicaragua earthquake 1972122300001972-12-23
06:29:42 UTC
Managua 6.2 n/d 5 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) 5,000
1992 Nicaragua earthquake 1992090200001992-09-02
02 00:16 UTC
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."[2] 116
2000 Nicaragua earthquake 2000070600002000-07-06
19 30:20 UTC
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
2004 Nicaragua earthquake 2004100900002004-10-09
21:26:53 UTC
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 -
2005 Nicaragua earthquake 2005070200002005-07-02
02:16:44 UTC
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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