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Earthquake in Nicaragua

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 11:41

An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 in the Richter scale shook up Nicaragua this past Thursday.

Many families from the municipalities of Nagarote and Mateare, from the department of Leon and Managua respectively, spent this past Thursday night in their backyards or in the streets of their neighborhoods, after the earthquake violently shook the pacific coast of Nicaragua.

Up until now, 700 houses have been reported to have suffered damages in the municipality of Nagarote. Meanwhile, the President of the Republic, Daniel Ortega, declared a red alert for Managua and Leon.

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