Nicaragua seemed to have regained the calm after five days of constant tremors that kept the population on edge, principally in Managua, where officials authorities warned even Monday about the risk of a major earthquake.
Nicaraguans awoke in a panic Monday morning when a magnitude-5.6 earthquake shook Managua, the capital, following temblors last week killed one, injured almost 40 and left another 2,000 with partially or totally destroyed homes.
A strong tremor shook Costa Rica and Nicaragua on Friday afternoon at 2:28 p.m. The Seismic Engineering Laboratory at the University of Costa Rica recorded a 6.6-magnitude for the quake. The U.S. Geological Survey also reported the same magnitude. The epicenter of the earthquake was located in southwest Nicaragua, near the city of Nandaime.