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1931 Nicaragua earthquake

The 1931 Nicaragua earthquake devastated Nicaragua's capital city Managua on 31 March. It had a moment magnitude of 6.1 and a maximum MSK intensity of VI (Strong). Between 1,000 and 2,450 people were killed. A major fire started and destroyed thousands of structures, burning into the next day. At least 45,000 were left homeless and losses of $35 million were recorded.[4]

1931 Nicaragua earthquake
1931 Nicaragua earthquake is located in Central America
Managua
Managua
1931 Nicaragua earthquake
UTC time1931-03-31 16:02:19
ISC event906694
USGS-ANSSn/a
Local date31 March 1931 (1931-03-31)
Local time10:02
Magnitude6.1 Mw [1]
Depth15 km (9.3 mi) [1]
Epicenter12°34′N 87°27′W / 12.57°N 87.45°W / 12.57; -87.45Coordinates: 12°34′N 87°27′W / 12.57°N 87.45°W / 12.57; -87.45 [1]
Areas affectedNicaragua
Total damage$15–35 million [2]
Max. intensityVI (Strong) [3]
Casualties1,000–2,450 [2][4]
45,000 displaced [4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c ISC (2017), ISC-GEM Global Instrumental Earthquake Catalogue (1900–2013), Version 4.0, International Seismological Centre
  2. ^ a b USGS (September 4, 2009), PAGER-CAT Earthquake Catalog, Version 2008_06.1, United States Geological Survey
  3. ^ Ambraseys, N. N.; Adams, R. D. (2000), The Seismicity of Central America – A Descriptive Catalogue 1898–1995, Imperial College Press, p. 235, doi:10.1142/9781848160118_0001, ISBN 978-1860942440
  4. ^ a b c Toronto Star, April 1, 1931

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