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Thu Nov 24, 2016, 06:37 PM

Hurricane Otto hits Nicaragua coast as quake shakes region

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HURRICANE OTTO MOVING FARTHER INLAND OVER SOUTHERN NICARAGUA.

...HURRICANE OTTO MOVING FARTHER INLAND OVER SOUTHERN NICARAGUA...
...TORRENTIAL RAINS CAUSING LIFE-THREATENING FLOODS AND MUDSLIDES
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE OVER NICARAGUA AND COSTA RICA...

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/#OTT

Hurricane Otto hits Nicaragua coast as quake shakes region

Hurricane Otto hit the southeastern coast of Nicaragua on Thursday, arriving just before a powerful earthquake off El Salvador's Pacific coast shook the region and sparked warnings of a possible tsunami.

Otto, the seventh Atlantic hurricane of the season, landed north of the town of San Juan de Nicaragua, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said. The Category 2 hurricane was blowing 110 mph (177 kph) winds when it hit, on the cusp of Category 3.

Soon after, a 7.0 magnitude quake struck 149 km (93 miles) south-southwest of Puerto Triunfo, El Salvador at a depth of 10.3 km (6.4 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey said. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said tsunami waves up to one meter (3.3 feet) were possible on the coasts of El Salvador and Nicaragua.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-otto-idUSKBN13J1I0

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