A strong earthquake shook Costa Rica and Nicaragua on Friday at 2:28 p.m. The U.S. Geological Survey recorded the quake at a magnitude-6.6. The epicenter of the earthquake was located in southwest Nicaragua, near the city of Nandaime.
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This is the second large earthquake with an epicenter in Nicaragua to hit in the past 24 hours. A magnitude-6.2 quake struck the country Thursday, killing one person, injuring a few dozen and damaging more than 800 homes, according to the Nicaraguan government. The country has experienced hundreds of aftershocks in the last day.
President Daniel Ortega declared a state of emergency after Thursday’s earthquake, which had its epicenter 20 miles north of the country’s capital Managua. The fatality was a 37-year-old woman who died of a heart attack, according to Nicaraguan officials.
This story will be updated as it develops.