In memory of the victims of September 2, 19XX – Nicaragua and Czech Republic

Pacific Ocean Tsunami in Nicaragua 1992 - courtesy geoalba.com

M 7.6   02-09-1992   Depth 45 km    Nicaragua – killing 184 people
At least 116 people killed, more than 68 missing and over 13,500 left homeless in Nicaragua. At least 1,300 houses and 185 fishing  boats were destroyed along the west coast of Nicaragua.
Total damage in Nicaragua is estimated at between 20 and 30 million U.S. dollars. Some damage was also reported in Costa Rica.

Most of the casualties and damage were caused by a tsunami affecting the west coasts of Nicaragua and Costa Rica, reaching heights of up to 8 meters. The tsunami ran inland 1,000 meters at Masachapa, Nicaragua. Maximum wave heights (in cm. peak-to-trough) at selected tide stations were as follows: 111 at Baltra Island, 83 at Easter Island, 28 at Socorro Island, 18 at La Libertad, Ecuador, 10 at Valparaiso, Chile and 10 at Hilo, Hawaii. Felt in Chinandega and Leon Departments, Nicaragua. Also felt at Crucero, Managua and San Marcos, Nicaragua and at San Jose, Costa Rica.

M 3.8   02-09-1988   Depth 10 km    Czech Republic – killing 3 people
Three miners killed and four injured at Orlova.

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People have forgotten a lot of these human tragedies.
We @ Earthquake Report are hopeful that people in these countries and cities will learn from their history and will make sure that they are building Earthquake Proof houses and that they know what to do when the earth will be shaking again.

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