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Magnitude 6.1 earthquake shakes Nicaragua
Magnitude 6.1 earthquake shakes Nicaragua

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — A strong earthquake damaged dozens of houses in western Nicaragua on Thursday, and authorities said that at least 23 people were injured by falling ceilings, beams and walls in one town. The magnitude 6.1 quake caused panicked Nicaraguans to run into the streets and callers to local radio stations complained that electricity and water services had been disrupted in their areas. Apparently hardest hit was the town of Nagarote, along with the communities around it, where more than 100 houses were damaged, said Guillermo Gonzalez, director of the disaster prevention agency. Nagarote is located about 30 miles northwest of the capital, Managua. Gonzalez said...

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