Nicaragua rattled by 2 large earthquakes in less than 24 hours

Nicarauga 11 6.6 mag
April 2014NICARAUGALess than 24 hours after a 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Nicaragua, a second earthquake shook the country Friday. The 6.6-magnitude quake struck near the city of Granada at 2:29 p.m. local time, the U.S. Geological Survey reports. People rushed into the streets after the latest quake, but there were no immediate reports of new casualties of damage. Earlier, the government raised the number of injured people from 23 to 200 after the Thursday evening quake. It also said that a 23-year-old woman had died of an apparent heart attack after the quake. In the capital city of Managua, 300 homes were damaged and at least 20 were destroyed by the shake, said one of the mayor’s deputies, Fidel Moreno. Authorities ordered the demolition of two old buildings that had withstood the earthquake of 1972 that killed 10,000 people. The U.S. Geological Survey said Thursday’s quake struck at 5:27 p.m. local time (23:27 GMT), and was centered about 11 miles southeast of the city of Larreynaga. It had a depth of 6.2 miles. Authorities suspended classes on Friday in the cities of Leon and Managua. Below are the latest reports on the earthquake from social media. –Weather C
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