- Strong earthquake shakes Nicaragua
- USGS reports that the magnitude was 6.5
- They report tremor during the early hours of this Wednesday
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported an earthquake of magnitude 6.5 in the Pacific Ocean near the coast of Nicaragua on Wednesday, according to information published by the AP news agency and the portal of Infobae.
The earthquake, at a moderate depth of 30 kilometers (20 miles), occurred at 4:57 in the morning (09:57 GMT), about 78.2 kilometers (48.5 miles) from the coast from the Jiquilillo resort, although in It was initially measured at magnitude 6.7, then USGS rectified.
REVIEW AFFECTED AREA
The preliminary report indicated that until this morning of September 22, 2021, a tsunami alert was not issued and there were no immediate records of damage or deaths, however the authorities remained aware of a review in the affected area, the data they were also published by the USGS.
This earthquake occurs this same Wednesday that another earthquake shook the city of Melbourne, Australia, with a magnitude of 5.9 and that left some considerable damage to buildings. It was one of the strongest on record in more than two decades, Newsweek noted.
Earthquake in Nicaragua: “THERE IS NO THREAT”
In turn, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that “according to all available data, there is no threat of a tsunami from this earthquake.” Furthermore, in its first analysis, the USGS explained the following verbatim: “There is a low probability of victims and damages.”
This earthquake in Nicaragua occurs during a month in which these natural phenomena have ‘hit’ hard in different parts of the world such as Mexico, Australia, the United States, Chile and other parts of the world that suffer from the fear that it causes in people before a possible tragedy of great magnitude.
HE FEELED IN OTHER COUNTRIES
However, due to the magnitude, the tremor could be felt in other nearby countries such as El Salvador and Honduras, according to the official Sky Alert Twitter page, the application through which an alert is sent to users to get to safety.
In addition, the following was reported verbatim in the same account: “Strong perceptions in the epicenter area; possible minor damages ”. The authorities maintained vigilance and activated the necessary reaction protocols to act if necessary. Filed Under: Nicaragua Earthquake
THERE WAS A SECOND AND THIRD
Later a second earthquake was reported hours later with less intensity. Given this, the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Nicaragua, reported on its Twitter account of another earthquake with a magnitude of 4.7, off the coast, 124 km south of Playa Las Tunas, at 04:42 hours.
But that was not all, since a third earthquake of magnitude 4.1 degrees was also reported, 111 km south of Isla de Meanguera at 05:04, so people began to fear that something would happen. more worrisome for so much trembling. Filed Under: Nicaragua Earthquake
“WALK THE WHOLE CENTURION OF FIRE”
On the Sky Alert Twitter account, some users began to comment on the natural phenomenon: “Wow”, “first my country Chile, then Australia and now Nicaragua”, “and in Mexico there are many 4-4.5, and not to forget the 6.1 of September 7 of this year, the whole belt of fire is on ”.
Other people added their opinions about the USGS information but on the Sky Alert account: “I think perceived is better than felt. Thanks for the info”. Other users were nervous at the news, however, it seems that everything was completely calm in the Central American country. Filed Under: Nicaragua Earthquake
Earthquake in Nicaragua: ALSO SHAKES IN AUSTRALIA
This tremor occurs the same day that another shook the city in Melbourne, Australia and that there did leave immediate damage, which occurred about 130 kilometers (80 miles) northeast of the second most populous city in that country, near the town. from Mansfield, at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles), according to the official body Geoscience Australia, cited by AP
Mansfield Mayor Mark Holcombe said he had no information of any damage in the city. But the media showed images of damage to some walls on Chapel Street, in the South Yarra suburb, the aforementioned news agency detailed.
Earthquake in Nicaragua: NO SERIOUS INJURIES
Prime Minister Scott Morrison reported that there are no reports of serious injuries. The AP mentioned that the earthquake has been the strongest to shake Australia since a 6.6 magnitude earthquake with an epicenter 210 kilometers (130 miles) from the coastal city of Broome, in the northwest of the country, in 2019. Without However, Newsweek reported that it has been the most powerful in 24 years.
In its report, Newsweek said a 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit Australia’s southeastern coast, mentioned that its magnitude was originally set at 6.0, but later degraded, and noted that the country had not been affected by a larger earthquake. to 5.8 in 24 years.
HE FEELED ON OTHER SIDES
The epicenter of the earthquake struck the town of Mansfield around 9.15am local time Wednesday morning. The tremor lasted for about 30 seconds and was felt in the city of Melbourne, the coastal capital of the Australian state of Victoria, said the aforementioned media.
The strong shaking was also felt as far away as Sydney, Adelaide and the southern island state of Tasmania. And an aftershock of magnitude 4.0 occurred about 15 minutes after the initial earthquake in Australia, Newsweek detailed in its online publication. Filed Under: Nicaragua Earthquake
Earthquake in Nicaragua: NO THREAT FROM TSUNAMI
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he had received no reports of serious injuries, 7 News Australia also reported. In turn, Morrison promised that government funds would be used for areas damaged by the earthquake.
Newsweek indicated that there is no tsunami threat after the earthquake, according to the Victoria State Emergency Service report. However, James Merlino, Victoria’s deputy prime minister, warned that the aftershocks may continue to affect the region for “the next few weeks or months.”
RUN OUT OF ELECTRICITY
The earthquake threw debris from buildings and toppled power lines, according to videos posted on Twitter. Some office and apartment buildings evacuated their inhabitants. Emergency crews divided city blocks where gas lines may have broken, the NZ Herald newspaper reported.
Nearly 35,000 homes in Melbourne’s northern suburbs were without power, 7 News Australia reported. Since the quake, power has already been restored to most of the area, Newsweek noted, but damage assessment continues. Filed Under: Nicaragua Earthquake