‘Very strong’ quake rolls through Nicaragua

(posted Oct. 23, 7:10 p.m.)- Nicaragua’s southern Pacific coast was hit by a 6.4-magnitude earthquake that rolled through at 6:45 p.m. this evening. As of 7:00 p.m., no damages or injuries had been reported.

The quake’s epicenter was off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula, at a depth of 46 kilometers, but there is no tsunami warning in place, according to officials at the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER).

“That was not a normal quake. That was very, very strong,” INETER seismologist Carlos Guzman told The Nicaragua Dispatch.

 Guzman said there have not been any replicas reported yet.

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  • patrick

    Does anyone know if INETER has a tsunami warning system in place?

  • Lola

    Yes they do. Was in Pochomil in September and they did have a warning, along with buses lined up to evacuate.

  • http://www.BuenViajeTours.com Jessica

    So what would be a “normal quake”?