Update: Earthquake strikes near Nicaraguan capital city
Five people are injured and at least one is dead
MANAGUA, Nicaragua — The effects of a 5.5-magnitude earthquake, which hit yesterday northwest of Nicaragua’s capital, Managua, are still being felt, according to reports from The Associated Press.
Reports indicate that a 78-year-old woman in the town of Nagarote apparently died from fright, five people were injured and at least six homes collapsed in the township closest to the epicentre.
Christian Children's Fund of Canada (CCFC) works in Nicaragua and will continue to monitor the situation.
As a member of ChildFund Alliance, CCFC is part of critical emergency relief efforts around the world. In 2014, the generous support of CCFC donors helped us respond in Managua when a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck.