TODAY NICARAGUA – An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 shook the northwestern coast of Nicaragua late Thursday night, at 9:25pm, in the northwester part of the country, not far from the Hondura border.
The walls of a church had collapsed in Chinandega, the city closest to the epicentre.
There were no immediate reports of casualties.
Reports say the tremor was also felt strongly in areas of Matagalpa and even in Managua, Nicaragua’s capital.
The epic center of the quake was measured:
17.0 km (10.6 mi) E of Puerto Morazan
25.0 km (15.5 mi) NE of El Viejo
25.0 km (15.5 mi) SSW of Somotillo
26.0 km (16.2 mi) NNE of Chinandega
114.0 km (70.8 mi) NW of Managua
Schools will be closed today in Chinandega and Leon as a preventive measure, given that the