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News Release

Magnitude 6.6 NEAR THE COAST OF NICARAGUA
Saturday, July 02, 2005 at 02:16:43 UTC

Preliminary Earthquake Report
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver

The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: A strong earthquake occurred 70 km (40 miles) WSW of Rivas, Nicaragua at 8:16 PM MDT, Jul 1, 2005 (8:16 PM local time in Nicaragua). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. There have been no reports of damage.

Felt (IV) at Managua and San Juan del Sur. Also felt (IV) at Curridabat and San Pedro; (III) at Escazu, Costa Rica. Felt (II) at San Salvador, El Salvador. Felt in much of Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

 


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