1931 Nicaragua earthquake

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Coordinates: 12°08′10″N 86°15′04″W / 12.136°N 86.251°W / 12.136; -86.251 The 1931 Nicaragua earthquake devastated Nicaragua's capital city Managua, on 31 March 1931. It had a magnitude of 6.0, and killed 2000 people. [1] 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.[2]

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  1. ^ Earthquake Hazards Program USGS
  2. ^ Toronto Star, April 1, 1931