Earthquakes in NicaraguaIn Nicaragua there are partly large earthquakes with strengths of more than 7.0, which cause damages within a radius of over 100 kilometers. Measured by the size of the country, earthquakes occur above average, but not excessively often.
Since 1950 more than 10000 people died by direct consequences of earthquakes. 4 earthquakes also caused a subsequent tsunami, which claimed further lifes and damages.
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Earthquakes in Nicaragua since 1950The strongest earthquake in Nicaragua happened on 09/02/1992 in the region Masachapa; Costa Rica with a magnitude of 7.7 on the Richter scale. The earthquake also triggered a tsunami with further victims and destructions.
|04/14/2014||Managua, Ciudad Sandino||12 km||5.2||0|
|04/10/2014||Nagarote, Managua||6 km||6.1||2|
|08/27/2012||Off The Coast||19 km||7.3||0|
|03/31/2009||San Juan Del Rio Coco||34 km||4.4||0|
|10/01/2004||Chinandega, Leon||1 km||5.6||0|
|09/02/1992||Masachapa; Costa Rica||2 km||7.7||0|
|12/16/1985||Rivas, Masaya||36 km||6.0||0|
|08/06/1951||Gulf Of Fonseca (Jinotega)||56 km||5.5||0|
|08/03/1951||Gulf Of Fonseca (Potosi)||58 km||6.0||0|
These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Several data have been summarized and translated.