Another strong quake hits central Nicaragua today

Nicaragua suffered another major earthquake today. The magnitude was 6.6, according to the U.S. National Earthquake Center.

The quake at 2:29 p.m. followed by less than a day a 6.1 magnitude quake in the same general area.

The quake today was felt in the Central Valley and on the Pacific coast all the way to Puerto Jiménez to the south on the Gulfo Dulce. The sensation was a bit stronger at the lower part of the Nicoya Peninsula and along the peninsula’s west coast, said the Laboratorio de Ingeniería Sísmica at Universidad de Costa Rica.

The epicenter was about 75 kilometers (about 47 miles) north of La Cruz and the Costa Rican-Nicaraguan border. said the Laboratorio. That location is about 24 kilometers (15 miles) south of Granada, Nicaragua, said the earthquake center.

The Thursday quake at 5:27 p.m. was about 168 kilometers north of the Costa Rican border. There was some damage to homes in Nicaragua. So far there were no reports of damage from today’s quake.

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