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Nicaragua shaken by second earthquake

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Just as residents of Managua were clearing up the damage from an earthquake on Thursday, a second earthquake struck Nicaragua on Friday.

Measuring 6.6 on the richter scale it could be felt as far away in San Jose in Costa Rica.

The epicentre was 24 km south of Granada near the Pacific coast, the depth of it suggested that a tsunami was unlikely.

The government had evacuated buildings and schools were closed on Friday as thousands of aftershocks continued to rattle the country, which helped avoid many injuries when the second quake struck.

The government raised the number of those injured in Thursday’s quake from 23 to 200 and one person was reported to have died.