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1956 Nicaragua earthquake

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Magnitude  Ms 7.3
Depth  25 km
1956 Nicaragua earthquake
Date  24 October 1956 (1956-10-24)

The 1956 Nicaragua earthquake occurred on October 24 at 14:42 UTC. The epicenter was located west of Masachapa, Managua Department, Nicaragua. It was an earthquake of magnitude Ms 7.3, or Mw7.2. Building damage was reported in Managua. A study of W. Montero P. shows that this earthquake might be related to the earthquake of Nicoya Peninsula on October 5, 1950. A tsunami was triggered by the earthquake.


1956 Nicaragua earthquake Wikipedia

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