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Duration2000/07/07 On 6 and 7 July, two strong earthquakes (5.4 and 5.2 on the Richter scale, respectively) shook the main central coastal region of Nicaragua. Its epicentre was situated 6 kilometres from Masaya city, resulting in significant damage to populated mountainside villages and infrastructure.
Local media indicate 4 dead, 42 injured, and some 200 houses damaged. About 400 people have been evacuated from the area close to the epicentre.
Country or DistrictNicaragua

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IFRC 2000/07/11
The first one killed four children, nearly 50 people were injured.The second quake killed three people and injured dozens of others.
The first quake, more than 200 dwellings were destroyed in cities and communities along the coast. The second quake destroyed tens of houses in the city of Masaya and the nearby town of Tiscapa, southeast of the capital Managua.

OCHA Situation Report No. 2 2000/07/10
7 dead, 42 injured

357 houses destroyed
1,130 houses damaged

AFP 2000/07/07

Some 200 homes were destroyed and streets buckled in the area of Laguna de Apoyo, where the quake was centered, some 30 kilometers (20 miles) southeast of the capital.

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  • IFRC 2000/08/22

  • Xinhua 2000/07/11
    The earthquakes that took place last week in Nicaragua's southeastern Masaya department have left seven people dead and affected 13,000 others.
  • IFRC 2000/07/11
    Two earthquakes, measuring 5.9 and 5.2 on the Richter scale shook Nicaragua's Pacific coast on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 July.
  • OCHA Situation Report No. 2 2000/07/10
    4,512 people have been evacuated and housed in 8 shelters.
  • OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2000/07/07
    The government of Nicaragua has not requested international assistance.
  • AFP 2000/07/07
    Nicaragua Friday was bracing for possible aftershocks to an earthquake measuring 5.9 degrees on the Richter scale that killed four people, injured at least 45 and caused widespread damage southeast of here, authorities said.
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