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Sweetwater Mayor Issues Statement On Nicaraguan Earthquake

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(AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A 6.1 magnitude earthquake rattled Nicaragua Thursday.

At least 23 people were injured in a town about 30 miles northwest of the capital city of Managua.

Dozens of homes were damaged in the town and the communities around it.

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The quake caused panicked people to run out into the streets.

It also left some Nicaraguans without power and water.

Landslides are also blocking two highways south of the capital.

Sweetwater is home to one of the largest populations of Nicaraguan-Americans in the United States.

Mayor Jose M. Diaz stated, “We would like to send our thoughts and prayers to all those affected by the seismic tremor, the City of Sweetwater will help and assist in any relief efforts necessary in order to provide aid.”


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