Today in Latin American History
A 7.6 Earthquake in Nicaragua Killed At Least 116 in 1992
Photo: 1992 Nicaragua earthquake
Today in Latin American history, a 7.6 earthquake in Nicaragua killed at least 116 people in 1992.
The 1992 Nicaragua earthquake was the first tsunami earthquake to be captured on modern broadband seismic networks.
At least 116 people were killed, most being children sleeping in their beds, with 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 was estimated at between 20 and 30 million U.S. dollars.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, Argentine writer, poet, & political activist Esteban Echeverría was born in 1805
- Today in LatAm history, Brazilian guitarist Laurindo Almeida who won multiple Grammy Awards was born in 1917
- Today in LatAm history, Colombian footballer Carlos Valderrama who played for the National team & MLS teams was born in 1961
- Today in LatAm history, Mexican comedian & actor Eugenio Derbez who stars in “La familia P. Luche” was born in 1962
- Today in LatAm history, Brazilian footballer Alexandre Pato who plays for the National team AC Milan was born in 1989
- Today in LatAm history, Mexican diplomat and politician Alfonso García Robles who received the Nobel Prize died in 1991
- Today in LatAm history, Chilean TV journalist Roberto Bruce who worked on “Buenos Días a Todos” died in 2011