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7.3 Quake Shakes Nicaragua

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NICARAGUA NEWS – A quake struck off the coast of Nicaragua and El Salvador late on Monday night rattling much of Central America.

At first the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported the quake occurring at 21.51:38, 64km South of Intipuca, El Salvador, followed by another 7.4 jolt a minute later.

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The USGS updated the info to show the quake hitting 67km West-South-West of Juquilillo, Nicaragua (12.576°N 88.046°W), at a depth of 40 km; and a magnitude of 7.3. Two more quakes followed, a 5.0 at 22:01, located 90 km West-South-West of Juquilillo, Nicaragua (12.379°N 88.196°W); and a 4.4 at 04:23 (Tuesday, October 14), 94 km West-South-West of Masachapa, Nicaragua (11.586°N 87.360°W).

The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a warning but lifted it minutes later.

Authorities issued a yellow alert for the Pacific coast, President Ortega ordering the cancellion of classes on Tuesday, in schools in Chinandega, León, Managua, Carazo, Masaya, Granada y Rivas, and warned of possible aftershocks.

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The Coordinadora de Comunicación y Ciudadanía del Gobierno, Rosario Murillo, said last night there were no reports of victims, however, up to ten homes were affected.

Nicaragua’s Sistema Nacional de Prevención Atención y Mitigación de Desastres (Sinapred) two hours after the quake, at a press conference, a tsunami alert would be maintained in the coastal areas of León and Chinandega, cancelling the alert for Carazo, Managua and Rivas.

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