Sunday, October 10, 2004
Strong quake rocks Nicaragua
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) - A powerful earthquake rocked Nicaragua on Saturday, frightening residents. No major injuries or damage were immediately reported.The magnitude 6.9 quake struck at 3:26 p.m. local time (5:36 p.m. EDT, 2136 GMT) in Nicaragua, and was centered 50 miles (80 kilometers) southwest of Managua, the National Earthquake Information Center said. The quake sent residents running from their homes. But emergency officials said they had no immediate reports of major damage or injuries.