List of earthquakes in Nicaragua

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Since Nicaragua is along the Cocos and Caribbean tectonic plates, the country faces numerous earthquakes. However, some - like the 1972 earthquake- play an important part in Nicaraguan history.



Notable earthquakes in the history of Nicaragua include the following:

DateLocation Mag. MMI DeathsInjuriesNotes
2014-10-14 Gulf of Fonseca 7.3 Mw VII1
2014-04-10 Managua 6.1 Mw VI1266
2000-07-06 Masaya 5.4 Mw VI7
1992-09-02 offshore Nicaragua 7.7 Mw VIII116Major Tsunami up to 8m (26 ft)
1972-12-23 Managua 6.3 Mw IX4,000–11,00020,000Extreme damage see also
1972 Puerto Rico DC-7 crash
1968-01-08 Managua 4.8 Ms Moderate damage
1956-10-24 Managua 7.2 Mw VIIBuildings damage in Managua
1951-08-02 Cosigüina 5.81,000
1931-03-31 Managua 6.1 Mw VI1,000–2,450Conflagration
Note: Only damaging, injurious, or deadly events should be recorded.

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