Nicaragua Earthquake

Strong earthquake 50 km from Chinandega, Nicaragua

Last update: July 3, 2011 at 1:15 pm by By Armand Vervaeck and James Daniell

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Basilica Inmaculada Concepcion de Maria in Chinandega – Panoramio picture courtesy Anthony03 – http://www.panoramio.com/photo/10298005

UPDATE 8:24 UTC : The shaking lasted for 10 to 15 seconds.

UPDATE 8:18 UTC : The earthquake caused some panic in the provinces of Chinandega, Leon and Managua

UPDATE 8:12 UTC : Nicaragua has been hit in the past by numerous killing and damaging massive earthquakes, like :
1931 03 31 – Managua – M 6.0 Fatalities 2,500
1951 08 02 – Cosiguina – M 5.8 Fatalities 1,000
1972 12 23 – Nicaragua – M 6.2 Fatalities 5,000
1992 09 02 – Nicaragua – M 7.6 Fatalities 116
2004 10 09 – Near the Coast of Nicaragua – M 7.0
2005 07 02 – Near the Coast of Nicaragua – M 6.6

to read more, go to:    http://earthquake-report.com/2011/07/03/strong-earthquake-out-of-the-chinandega-nicaragua-coast/

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