6.2 and 6.6 Earthquakes in Nicaragua

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6.2 and 6.6 Earthquakes in Nicaragua

#1 Postby Macrocane » Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:36 pm

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake occurred this afternoon in Nicaragua (6.1 according to USGS), the epicenter was located in Nagarote municipality, roughly 50 km north of Managua.

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The first reports say that at least 24 people were injured and aproximately 100 homes have been damaged or destroyed. Fortunately no deaths have been reported.

The earthquake was preceded by 3 foreshocks with magnitudes between 1.9 and 4.0 and there have been 40 aftershocks, 2 of them of a 5.0 magnitude.

Some of the damages:

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A video of the first reports (in Spanish):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ne9L5LpRp70

I don't know how to embed videos anymore...
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Re: 6.2 Earthquake in Nicaragua

#2 Postby Macrocane » Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:22 am

The most recent reports say that 900 homes have been damaged or destroyed, 33 people are hospitalized for injuries and 1 person is dead.

6.2 EARTHQUAKE IN NICARAGUA

RED ALERT AND EARTHQUAKE IN NICARAGUA
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Re: 6.2 and 6.6 Earthquakes in Nicaragua

#3 Postby Macrocane » Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:58 pm

And a new earthquake occurred today in Nicaragua. This time the magnitude has been estimated in 6.6 but it was deeper so let's hope there will be less damages.

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