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:
|2014-10-14||Gulf of Fonseca||7.3 Mw||VII||1|
|1992-09-02||offshore Nicaragua||7.7 Mw||VIII||116||Major Tsunami up to 8m (26 ft)|
|1972-12-23||Managua||6.3 Mw||IX||4,000–11,000||20,000||Extreme 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||VII||Buildings damage in Managua|
|Note: Only damaging, injurious, or deadly events should be recorded.|
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