Earthquakes Shake Managua Sunday


600x400_1397455929_EPICENTROAfter the earthquakes that shook Managua Sunday night, many residents of the capital city decided to leave their homes and settle on sidewalks, patios and safe areas to avoid injury from possible movements of greater magnitude.

According to the Instituto Nicaragüense de Estudios Territoriales (Ineter) some 49 replicas were reported between 12:05am and 9:55am Monday, with magnitudes from 1.0 to 3.7 on the Richter Scale.

Three earthquakes, one a 4.4, another 5.6 and a third 3.1 shook Managua at 10:24pm, 11:07pm and 11:25pm.

After the first tremor, electrical power was suspended in several areas of the city, with electricity not restored until past midnight.

The three quakes were located near the Apoyque volcano, according to the INET.

The 5.6 quake was also felt in Masaya, Estelís. Chinandega, Granada and Rivas.


Source and photos: La Prensa