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7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Nicaragua

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A strong 7.3 earthquake hits Near Coast of Nicaragua on 2014-10-14 03:51:40.2 UTC. 7.3 M Nicaragua Earthquake location is 12.61N & 87.97W.

Epic center of the 7.3m Nicaragua Earthquake was 60 km West of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua and 93 km West of Chinandega, Nicaragua. San Salvador of El Salvador is 176 km South-East from the Epic Center. Residents felt the strong earthquake which lasted around 30 to 60 seconds. People rushed out of homes with theirs kids and still staying outside, feared of aftershocks. The depth of the Nicaragua earthquake was 80km.

There have so far been no reports of any casualties. Updates still coming.

Officials said the quakes could be an indication that the geological fault line which runs underneath Nicaragua has been re-activated. Movement in the Estadia fault caused the 1972 quake which killed at least 5,000 people and devastated Managua.

Nicaragua Earthquake – Tsunami Update

PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
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  * MAGNITUDE      7.4
  * ORIGIN TIME    0352 UTC OCT 14 2014
  * COORDINATES    12.5 NORTH  88.3 WEST
  * DEPTH          22 KM / 14 MILES
  * LOCATION       OFF THE COAST OF CENTRAL AMERICA


EVALUATION
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  * AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 7.4 OCCURRED
    OFF THE COAST OF CENTRAL AMERICA AT 0352 UTC ON TUESDAY
    OCTOBER 14 2014.

  * BASED ON THE PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS... HAZARDOUS
    TSUNAMI WAVES ARE POSSIBLE FOR COASTS LOCATED WITHIN 300 KM OF
    THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER.


TSUNAMI THREAT FORECAST...UPDATED
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  * HAZARDOUS TSUNAMI WAVES FROM THIS EARTHQUAKE ARE POSSIBLE
    WITHIN 300 KM OF THE EPICENTER ALONG THE COASTS OF

      NICARAGUA... HONDURAS AND EL SALVADOR

 

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