Articles tagged "nicaragua"

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Thousands affected, 5 dead as floods hit Central America

At least 5 people have been killed, several are missing and thousands were affected as two low-pressure centers brought heavy rain to Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala over the past couple of days. Some areas received over 300 mm (11.8 inches) within 24...

October 28, 2017

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Tropical Storm "Nate" forms near Nicaragua, heading toward US Gulf Coast

Tropical Depression 16L strengthened into a tropical storm near the eastern coast of Nicaragua at 12:00 UTC on October 5, 2017 and was named Nate. The system is expected to move across northeastern Nicaragua and eastern Honduras today, producing flooding rain and...

October 05, 2017

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A new canal through Central America could have devastating consequences

The ramifications of the proposed route have environmentalists worried, and for good reason... When construction crews begin digging a new canal this month across Nicaragua, connecting the Pacific and Atlantic, it’ll be a boon to global shipping and, the governmen

November 29, 2014

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Record breaking rainfall causes floods and landslides, Nicaragua

A slow moving low pressure system dumped record amounts of heavy rainfall on north and south-western Nicaragua on October 9, 2014. Floods and landslides were reported in the departments of Rivas, Granada, Chinandega and Rio San Juan.Marcio Baca, Director General of Mete

October 11, 2014

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Another very strong earthquake hits Nicaragua - M6.6

A very strong earthquake magnitude 6.6 struck Nicaragua at 20:29 UTC on April 11, 2014. USGS is reporting depth of 128.6 km (86.1 miles). This is a second M6+ earthquake that hit Nicaragua in last 24 hours. Epicenter was located 11 km (7 miles) ESE of 

April 11, 2014

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake struck Nicaragua

A strong and very shallow earthquake M6.1 (USGS/EMSC) struck Nicaragua on April 10, 2014 at 23:27 UTC. USGS reported depth of 13 km (8.1 miles). Epicenter was located 10 km (6 miles) W of Valle San Francisco and 34km (21mi) NE of Nagarote, N

April 11, 2014

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Strong and dangerous earthquake M 6.4 struck off shore Nicaragua

Strong and dangerous earthquake registered as M 6.4 struck off shore Nicaragua on March 2, 2014, at 09:37 UTC according to USGS. Preliminary report by USGS mentions depth of 70.9 km (44.1 miles). EMSC is reporting Mw 6.3 at depth of 80 km. Epicenter was located

March 02, 2014

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New eruption of Telica volcano startles nearby villagers, Nicaragua

A new and sudden eruption occurred on September 25, 2013 at 12:50 UTC at Telica volcano, Nicaragua. A moderate ash explosion took place at the summit crater and produced an ash plume about 1 - 1.5 km high.  The National System for Disaster Prevention and

September 27, 2013

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Very strong earthquake M 6.5 struck near the coast of Nicaragua

A very strong earthquake with preliminary magnitude of M 6.5 (EMSC/USGS) struck near the coast of Nicaragua on June 15, 2013 at 17:34 UTC. USGS measured depth at 32 km, EMSC reports depth of 60 km (preliminary data). Epicenter was located 57km (35mi)

June 15, 2013

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San Cristobal volcano increased activity

Volcanic tremor has eased but remains elevated at San Cristobal volcano in Nicaragua. Over 15 explosions were recorded at the volcano on December 26, 2012. Ash columns reach up to 500 meters high, slightly affecting volcano surrounding towns of Tonala, Morazán,

December 29, 2012

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San Cristóbal volcano in Nicaragua erupted - forced evacuation

San Cristóbal volcano, located 150 km (95 miles) northwest of Managua, erupted on September 8  with three powerful explosions according to Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER). A column of smoke and ash reached nearly a mile above the cone of the

September 09, 2012

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Massive Costa Rican earthquake awakens Nicaraguan Apoyeque volcano

Volcanic tremors triggered by massive Costa Rican M 7.6 earthquake on September 5, 2012 placed Nicaraguan Apoyeque volcano on green alert. This volcano is located northwest of the Nicaraguan capital Managua and is now being continually monitored for volcanic tremors.

September 08, 2012

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Evacuation in progress as the Telica volcano erupts

The Telica volcano, in western Nicaragua, is spewing a huge cloud of gas and ash reaching almost one mile into the air this week. Nicaraguan authorities have evacuated hundreds of people from the foothills of a volcano because of heightened seismic activity. The

May 20, 2011