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6.1 magnitude earthquake shakes Nicaragua without report of victims

An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 shook several cities of Nicaragua, without reports of victims or damages, according to an official report.

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The earthquake occurred at 10:25 local time (16:25 GMT), with an epicenter 60 kilometers from the El Tránsito spa, west of Managua and 17 kilometers deep, according to the report by the Nicaraguan Institute for Territorial Studies (INETER).

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An aftershock of magnitude 4.5 degrees was registered 25 minutes later, with an epicenter in the Las Peñitas spa, west of Managua, in the same area where the main event took place, the entity reported.

The earthquake, which according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), had a magnitude of 6.2, was strongly felt in the capital and surrounding cities, prompting the evacuation of buildings for prevention.


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