6.7 Earthquake Strikes Nicaragua Coast

Fourth EstateRegional Map of Coastal Central America showing location of 21 April 6.7 Magnitude Earthquak

The USGS reported that a 6.7 earthquake has struck off the western coast of Nicaragua. “Notable quake, preliminary info: M 6.7 – 58 km WSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua,” said the USGS. The USGS said that the earthquake occured 07:42:46 (UTC) …

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Azores Islands Prepares to Evacuate as Tremors Grow

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The regional government of the Azores Islands announced the possible evacuation of thousands of residents after a series of tremors have rocked the island of Sao Jorge in the past six days.  President Jose Manuel Bolieiro said he continued to …

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Earthquake Swarm Strikes São Jorge Island in the Azores

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About 1,100 small earthquakes have rattled one of Portugal’s mid-Atlantic volcanic islands in less than 48 hours, prompting authorities to activate an emergency plan as experts assess what they have described as a “seismic crisis” on Monday. Rui Marques, the …

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7.3 Quake Causes Mass Blackouts in Japan, 4 Dead

At least four people died and 94 injured after a powerful earthquake hit northeastern Japan, shaking buildings 170 miles away from Tokyo, leaving hundreds of thousands without power. The 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the Fukushima region …

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