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Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hits near the coast of Nicaragua

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit near the coast of Nicaragua at 09:57 UTC on September 22, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 30.7 km (19 miles) EMSC is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 60 km (37 miles). The epicenter was located 80 km (50...

September 22, 2021

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Vigorous ash emissions at Telica volcano, Nicaragua

Vigorous ash emissions have been observed rising from Nicaragua's Telica volcano on September 1, 2021. According to the Washington VAAC, volcanic ash clouds were observed on webcam imagery rising up to 2.1 km (7 000 feet) above sea level at 14:20 UTC, drifting...

September 02, 2021

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Powerful phreatic eruption at Rincon de la Vieja, Costa Rica

A powerful phreatic eruption took place at Rincon de la Vieja volcano, Costa Rica at 11:40 UTC (05:40 LT) on June 28, 2021. The event lasted about 3 minutes, ejecting dense column of gas and steam, with some amount of ash, up to 4.2 km (14 000 feet) above sea level,...

June 29, 2021

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San Cristobal volcano erupts, heavy ash blankets the city of Chinandega, Nicaragua

Nicaraguan San Cristobal volcano erupted at 19:26 UTC on March 9, 2021, blanketing the city of Chinandega and surrounding communities in ash. Heavy ash emission lasted approximately 30 minutes, accompanied by deep rumbling. AFP reported cars had to switch on...

March 10, 2021

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At least 50 explosions in 9 hours at Telica volcano, Nicaragua

An uptick in activity has been observed at the Nicaraguan Telica volcano on Monday, November 30, 2020, with low-level ash emission and dozens of explosions at regular rates. Ashfall was reported in nearby communities, including El Panal, Cristo Rey, Los Cocos, and...

December 02, 2020

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Iota strengthens to strongest Atlantic hurricane of the year before making historic landfall in Nicaragua

Extremely dangerous Category 4 Hurricane "Iota" made landfall along the coast of northeastern Nicaragua on November 17 -- just 24 km (15 miles) from the area struck by Category 4 Hurricane "Eta" on November 3 -- with maximum sustained winds of...

November 17, 2020

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Extremely dangerous Hurricane "Iota" forecast to strike Nicaragua with powerful winds and extreme rain

Tropical Storm "Iota" formed in the Central Caribbean at 21:00 UTC on November 13, 2020, as the 30th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. It rapidly strengthened into a Category 4 hurricane on November 16 and is now threatening Central...

November 16, 2020

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Iota expected to strike Central America as a major hurricane

Tropical Storm "Iota" formed in the Central Caribbean at 21:00 UTC on November 13, 2020, as the 30th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. Iota is expected to strengthen into a major hurricane before it makes landfall in Central America. The...

November 14, 2020

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At least 150 killed after Eta dumps extremely heavy rain on Guatemala, more than 170 across Central America

At least 150 people have been killed in Guatemala after heavy rain dumped by Tropical Cyclone "Eta" caused floods and landslides. As of Saturday, November 7, Eta is blamed for the deaths of more than 170 people across Central America. According to the...

November 06, 2020

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Extremely dangerous Category 4 Hurricane "Eta" makes landfall in Nicaragua

Hurricane "Eta" rapidly intensified into a Category 4 hurricane on Monday and Tuesday, November 2 and 3, 2020, before it made landfall in Nicaragua at around 21:00 UTC (16:00 EST) on November 3. The center of Eta is expected to move inland over northern...

November 03, 2020

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Hurricane "Eta" forms in the Caribbean Sea, life-threatening storm surge, catastrophic flash flooding and landslides expected

Tropical Storm "Eta" formed on November 1, 2020, and strengthened into a hurricane at 09:00 UTC on Monday, November 2. The official forecast calls for rapid intensification and Eta could very well be a major hurricane when it makes landfall in Nicaragua....

November 02, 2020

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Powerful tornado hits capital Managua, Nicaragua

5 homes were destroyed and 67 damaged after a powerful tornado ripped through Nicaragua's capital Managua on Thursday, September 17, 2020. At least 14 people sustained injuries. The tornado struck at dawn and lasted approximately four minutes. According to the...

September 18, 2020

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Series of explosions recorded at Telica volcano, Nicaragua

Series of explosions were recorded at Nicaraguan Telica volcano over the past couple of days, with at least 73 since mid-July. The last explosion occurred on August 3, with minor ash spewed to 250 m (820 feet) above the summit. According to the Nicaraguan...

August 06, 2020

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Heavy rain triggers gold mine collapse, killing 3 in northwest Nicaragua

Three people died after a portion of a gold mine collapsed due to heavy rain in northwest Nicaragua, the National System for Disaster Prevention, Mitigation, and Attention (SINAPRED) confirmed. The landslide occurred in the Rincon de Garcia mine in Villanueva,...

June 25, 2020

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Severe flooding hits Nicaragua, life-threatening flash floods expected across Central America into the next week

Heavy rains caused major flooding in several sectors of Esteli, Nicaragua, on Tuesday afternoon, May 26, 2020. Rivers and streams overflowed, damaging streets and submerging buildings. Heavy rain and life-threatening flash floods are expected across Central America...

May 28, 2020

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Emission of steam and gas at Momotombo volcano, Nicaragua

After further investigation, the plume seen in satellite and webcam looks more like water vapor and gases, the Washington VAAC reported at 16:14 UTC on October 18, 2019, shortly after receiving information about possible volcanic ash plume rising above Momotombo...

October 18, 2019

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Masaya volcano expels ashes, Nicaragua

Nicaraguan Masaya volcano expelled small amounts of ash toward the municipality of Ticuantepe on October 15, 2019. Early morning winds blew away most of the accumulated ashes. Winds continue to blow from southeast to northwest, so an investigation and monitoring of...

October 17, 2019

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11 dead after flash floods and mudslides hit Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Guatemala

Heavy rain produced by two low pressure systems along Central America and the Caribbean affected Central American countries over the weekend, resulting in flash floods and mudslides across western Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica and the coast of...

October 09, 2018

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Moderately strong eruption at Telica volcano, Nicaragua

A moderately strong explosion took place at Nicaraguan Telica volcano at 13:08 UTC (07:08 local time) on June 21, 2018. The last eruptive phase of this volcano started on September 23, 2015, and ended May 11, 2016. It had Volcanic Explosivity Index of 2. The volcano...

June 21, 2018

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Thousands affected, 5 dead as floods hit Central America

At least 5 people have been killed, several are missing and thousands were affected as two low-pressure centers brought heavy rain to Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala over the past couple of days. Some areas received over 300 mm (11.8 inches) within 24...

October 28, 2017

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Tropical Storm "Nate" forms near Nicaragua, heading toward US Gulf Coast

Tropical Depression 16L strengthened into a tropical storm near the eastern coast of Nicaragua at 12:00 UTC on October 5, 2017 and was named Nate. The system is expected to move across northeastern Nicaragua and eastern Honduras today, producing flooding rain and...

October 05, 2017


Strong eruption at San Cristobal volcano, Nicaragua

A new eruption started at San Cristobal volcano, Nicaragua at 16:20 UTC on April 22, 2016. Over the next 2 hours, 10 explosions were observed. The last time this volcano erupted was on June 12, 2015. Yesterday's explosion expelled columns of ash, gas and rock...

April 23, 2016


A new canal through Central America could have devastating consequences

The ramifications of the proposed route have environmentalists worried, and for good reason... When construction crews begin digging a new canal this month across Nicaragua, connecting the Pacific and Atlantic, it’ll be a boon to global shipping and, the governmen

November 29, 2014


Record breaking rainfall causes floods and landslides, Nicaragua

A slow moving low pressure system dumped record amounts of heavy rainfall on north and south-western Nicaragua on October 9, 2014. Floods and landslides were reported in the departments of Rivas, Granada, Chinandega and Rio San Juan.Marcio Baca, Director General of Mete

October 11, 2014

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Another very strong earthquake hits Nicaragua - M6.6

A very strong earthquake magnitude 6.6 struck Nicaragua at 20:29 UTC on April 11, 2014. USGS is reporting depth of 128.6 km (86.1 miles). This is a second M6+ earthquake that hit Nicaragua in last 24 hours. Epicenter was located 11 km (7 miles) ESE of 

April 11, 2014

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake struck Nicaragua

A strong and very shallow earthquake M6.1 (USGS/EMSC) struck Nicaragua on April 10, 2014 at 23:27 UTC. USGS reported depth of 13 km (8.1 miles). Epicenter was located 10 km (6 miles) W of Valle San Francisco and 34km (21mi) NE of Nagarote, N

April 11, 2014

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Strong and dangerous earthquake M 6.4 struck off shore Nicaragua

Strong and dangerous earthquake registered as M 6.4 struck off shore Nicaragua on March 2, 2014, at 09:37 UTC according to USGS. Preliminary report by USGS mentions depth of 70.9 km (44.1 miles). EMSC is reporting Mw 6.3 at depth of 80 km. Epicenter was located

March 02, 2014


New eruption of Telica volcano startles nearby villagers, Nicaragua

A new and sudden eruption occurred at 12:50 UTC on September 25, 2013, at Telica volcano, Nicaragua. A moderate ash explosion took place at the summit crater and produced an ash plume about 1 - 1.5 km high. The National System for Disaster Prevention and Mitigation...

September 27, 2013


Very strong earthquake M 6.5 struck near the coast of Nicaragua

A very strong earthquake with preliminary magnitude of M 6.5 (EMSC/USGS) struck near the coast of Nicaragua on June 15, 2013 at 17:34 UTC. USGS measured depth at 32 km, EMSC reports depth of 60 km (preliminary data). Epicenter was located 57km (35mi)

June 15, 2013

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Increased activity at San Cristobal volcano, Nicaragua

Volcanic tremor has eased but remains elevated at San Cristobal volcano in Nicaragua. Over 15 explosions were recorded at the volcano on December 26, 2012. Ash columns reached up to 500 meters high, slightly affecting surrounding towns of Tonala, Morazán,...

December 29, 2012


San Cristóbal volcano in Nicaragua erupted - forced evacuation

San Cristóbal volcano, located 150 km (95 miles) northwest of Managua, erupted on September 8  with three powerful explosions according to Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER). A column of smoke and ash reached nearly a mile above the cone of the

September 09, 2012

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Massive Costa Rican earthquake awakens Nicaraguan Apoyeque volcano

Volcanic tremors triggered by massive Costa Rican M 7.6 earthquake on September 5, 2012 placed Nicaraguan Apoyeque volcano on green alert. This volcano is located northwest of the Nicaraguan capital Managua and is now being continually monitored for volcanic tremors.

September 08, 2012

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Evacuation in progress as the Telica volcano erupts

The Telica volcano, in western Nicaragua, is spewing a huge cloud of gas and ash reaching almost one mile into the air this week. Nicaraguan authorities have evacuated hundreds of people from the foothills of a volcano because of heightened seismic activity. The

May 20, 2011