M6.6 earthquake strikes Nicaragua, NO tsunami threat

Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-6.6 earthquake has shaken Nicaragua, a day after a magnitude-6.1 quake rattled the country.

People rushed into the streets after the latest quake. There were no immediate reports of new casualties of damage.

Earlier, the government raised the number of injured people from 23 to 200 after the Thursday evening quake. It also said that a 23-year-old woman had died of an apparent heart attack after the quake.

In the capital city of Managua, 300 homes were damaged and at least 20 were destroyed by the shake, said one of the mayor’s deputies, Fidel Moreno.

Authorities ordered the demolition of two old buildings that had withstood the earthquake of 1972 that killed 10,000 people.

Two men talk outside a home damaged by an earthquake in Nagarote, Nicaragua, Friday, April 11, 2014. Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega declared red alert Friday after an earthquake of 6.2 magnitude on the Richter scale that shook the country on Thursday and left one dead, damaged hundreds of houses and left thousands of people affected . (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
Two men talk outside a home damaged by an earthquake in Nagarote, Nicaragua, Friday, April 11, 2014. Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega declared red alert Friday after an earthquake of 6.2 magnitude on the Richter scale that shook the country on Thursday and left one dead, damaged hundreds of houses and left thousands of people affected . (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
1036 AM HST FRI APR 11 2014

TO – CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII

SUBJECT – TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT

THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION REQUIRED.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME – 1029 AM HST 11 APR 2014
COORDINATES – 11.6 NORTH 86.1 WEST
LOCATION – NEAR THE COAST OF NICARAGUA
MAGNITUDE – 6.6 MOMENT

EVALUATION

BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII. REPEAT. A DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII.

THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED.

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