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02 Sep 1992 description


UNDRO 92/0621

NICARAGUA - EARTHQUAKE, TSUNAMI
DHA-UNDRO SITUATION REPORT NO. 1
2 SEPTEMBER 1992

SITUATION

1. ON 1 SEPTEMBER 1992, A MAJOR EARTHQUAKE OCCURRED OFF COAST OF NICARAGUA WITH FOLLOWING PRELIMINARY DATA: LOCATION: 11.7 DEGREES NORTH, 87.3 DEGREES WEST (ABOUT 75 MILES (120 KMS) WEST/SOUTHWEST OF MANAGUA) MAGNITUDE: 7.0 RICHTER SCALE, TIME: 18.16 LOCAL (0.16 GMT).