6.1 earthquake rattles Nicaragua, damage reported

Posted on April 11, 2014 • Filed under: Earthquake, Nicaragua

themercury.com.au reported a strong earthquake has damaged dozens of houses in western Nicaragua, and authorities say that at least 23 people have been injured by falling ceilings, beams and walls in one town. The 6.1-magnitude quake on Thursday caused panicked Nicaraguans to run into the streets and callers to local radio stations complained that electricity and water services had been disrupted in their areas. Apparently hardest hit was the town of Nagarote, along with the communities around it, where more than 100 houses were damaged, said Guillermo Gonzalez, director of the disaster prevention agency. Read Article

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