Earthquake in Nicaragua: People should take precautions

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According to USGS, at 03:25:22 (UTC) time, a 6.1 strong earthquake rocked Nicaragua. There is some tourism in the region, but it’s not a major factor in Puerto Morazan.

The epic center of the quake was measured:

17.0 km (10.6 mi) E of Puerto Morazan, Nicaragua
25.0 km (15.5 mi) NE of El Viejo, Nicaragua
25.0 km (15.5 mi) SSW of Somotillo, Nicaragua
26.0 km (16.2 mi) NNE of Chinandega, Nicaragua
114.0 km (70.8 mi) NW of Managua, Nicaragua


The earthquake occurred near the border with Honduras in an active volcanic zone, where the Cocos and Caribbean plates are colliding, with the former being submerged under the latter. It was also felt in neighboring El Salvador.
Rosario Murillo, the coordinator of the Communication and Citizenship Council, told the Nicaraguan news portal El Pueblo Presidente that aftershocks were likely and warned that people should take precautions.