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Published: Thursday, 4/10/2014 - Updated: 5 months ago

6.1-magnitude earthquake rattles Nicaragua; no injuries reported

ASSOCIATED PRESS

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Panicked Nicaraguans ran into the streets as a 6.1-magnitude earthquake rattled the Central American country today. Some houses were damaged but there were no immediate reports of injuries.

Nicaraguans from different parts of the country called the popular radio station Radio Ya to report feeling a strong quake and say they had lost electricity and potable water.

Federal government spokeswoman and first lady Rosario Murillo told Radio Ya there were reports that two homes had partially collapsed in Nagarote, a city 31 miles northwest of Managua, where one home also partially fell down.

“The damage (to the homes) is minor,” Murillo said.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at 5:27 p.m. local time, and was centered about 11 miles southeast of the city of Larreynaga. It had a depth of 6.2 miles (10 kilometers). Nicaraguans reported minutes later feeling a strong aftershock.



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