Tourists Continue To Arrive in Nicaragua Despite Earthquakes


NICARAGUA NEWS – Despite the seismic activity that has rocked the country, at least 46,428 foreigners arrived in Nicaragua during Semana Santa, according to the executive president of the Nicaraguan Tourism Institute (INTUR), Mayra Salinas.

Salinas said some 53,000 tourists were originally expected, but the week was atypical because of the intense seismic activity.

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In general, INTUR reported that over 1.2 million local and foreign tourists visited the country’s provinces (departamentos) during the past week, according to the website El 19 Digital.

On April 10, a 6.2 magnitude earthquake rocked Managua and other cities in the Pacific coast.

In the following days, the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER) registered several tremors and major telluric movements, mainly in municipalities close to the capital.

The government decreed extreme red alert and adviced the population to maintain precautionary measures to face any likely major catastrophe.

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Two people lost their lives and some 2,500 houses were affected.

Ineter has reported a fall in the quantity and intensity of seisms, but the alert remains in place and classes are still suspended in Managua and Leon,some 90 km from the capital.

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