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Municipality pays tribute to victims of the 1931 earthquake

With a photographic exhibition and a concert performed by the Carlos Fonseca municipal choir, the Capital Commune paid tribute to the victims of the Managua earthquake that occurred on Holy Tuesday, March 31, 1931.

During the activity, the Vice Mayor of Managua, Enrique Armas Rosales, recalled that in those years the human and material losses were incalculable, taking into account that the current government never worried about the safety of the people, however, today Nicaragua has plans of contingency to guarantee the protection of families.

"We are remembering the victims of the earthquake 91 years ago, in the photographs we see an affected Managua, which suffered a lot of damage. We have no doubt that, in the event that similar situations arose, we would not have that amount of damage and victims because now this is a better built, safer Managua and we have contingency plans for natural phenomena,” Armas emphasized..

The 1931 earthquake was recorded at 10:22 in the morning, with a magnitude of 6.0 degrees on the Richter scale, destroying with it all the houses in Managua, which at that time were based on taquezal.

"The destruction was total in Managua, the large buildings, everything disappeared, the lack of prevention and responsibility of the government in power led to more than 1,000 people dying that day, their grave is in the General Cemetery and there The remains of the victims of the 1972 earthquake were deposited in the same way, all this happened in the capital, while General Sandino was already in the mountains defending the country's sovereignty”, explained Clemente Guido, Director of Historical Heritage.

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