Strong 6.1 quake shakes Nicaragua, no major damage

Tags: earthquake, News
A strong earthquake shook western Nicaragua on Thursday, knocking out power and phone lines in some areas of the capital Managua, a Reuters witness said, but there were no reports of fatalities or major damage.

The quake had a magnitude of 6.1, the US Geological Survey said, and was very shallow at a depth of 6.2 miles (10 km). It was previously reported as having various magnitudes ranging up to 6.4.

Some residents in Managua rushed out into the streets, clearly nervous.

"There are no injuries, no loss of life so far, nor even any significant material losses," Nicaraguan government spokeswoman Rosario Murillo said on local radio, adding that the government was checking reports that two dozen homes had suffered some damage.

The earthquake struck at 2327 GMT, 19 miles (31 km) northeast of the town of Nagarote or 31 miles (50 km) north-northwest of the capital Managua, USGS added.

The Reuters witness said the quake was followed by aftershocks.

A magnitude 6.1 quake is capable of causing severe damage


  • India’s economic recovery has to be consumption, and not investment, led

    It is well accepted that falling global commodity prices, especially oil, have helped the Indian economy regain lustre in the past year or so.


Stay informed on our latest news!


Sarthak Raychaudhuri

vice-president, HR, Asia South Whirlpool of India

GV Nageswara Rao

MD & CEO, IDBI Federal Life

Timothy Moe

Goldman Sachs


Amita Sharma

Smart cities for the smart citizens

The 21st century has been spoken of as the urban ...

Purnendu Ghosh

Too shy people love themselves too much

We are essentially shy people. Our extent of shyness, however, ...

Shona Adhikari

When nature and naturism have a date

DAG Modern has announced its forthcoming exhibition The Naked and ...


William D. Green

Chairman & CEO, Accenture