1972 Nicaragua earthquake

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The 1972 Nicaragua earthquake occurred at 12:29:44 a.m. local time (06:29:44 UTC) on December 23 near Managua, the capital of Nicaragua.
The 1972 Nicaragua earthquake and years of civil war in the 1980s severely disrupted and stunted Managua's growth.

Nicaragua

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The 1972 Nicaragua earthquake occurred at 12:29:44 a.m. local time (06:29:44 UTC) on December 23 near Managua, the capital of Nicaragua.
An earthquake in 1972 destroyed nearly 90% of Managua, resulting in massive destruction to the city's infrastructure.

Anastasio Somoza Debayle

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Despite this and the magnitude of the devastation, the aid was not distributed well and the ruling Liberal-Conservative Junta, led by President Anastasio Somoza Debayle, was the target of criticism and was accused of stockpiling foreign aid which never reached the victims of the earthquake.
On 23 December 1972, an earthquake struck the nation's capital, Managua, killing about 5,000 people and virtually destroying the city.

1972 Puerto Rico DC-7 crash

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That flight crashed on December 31, 1972, killing Clemente among others.
Only two months after Clemente's visit, on December 23, an earthquake struck Managua, causing the deaths of 5,000 persons and devastation to Nicaragua's capital.

Roberto Clemente

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It was because of these reports that the Puerto Rican baseball star Roberto Clemente chose to personally accompany the fourth of a number of relief flights he had organized.
When Managua, the capital city of Nicaragua, was affected by a massive earthquake on December 23, 1972, Clemente (who visited Managua three weeks before the quake) immediately set to work arranging emergency relief flights.

Nicaraguan Revolution

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This grew into a revolt that became the Nicaraguan Revolution, in which Somoza was overthrown in 1979.
The country had suffered both war and, earlier, natural disaster in the devastating 1972 Nicaragua earthquake.

List of earthquakes in 1972

List of earthquakes in 1972
🇳🇮 A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Managua, Nicaragua on December 23 at a depth of 10.0 km. The shock had a maximum intensity of IX (Violent). 10,000 people were killed and over 20,000 were injured. Major property destruction was caused. Costs were around $3 billion (1972 rate).

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The 1972 Nicaragua earthquake occurred at 12:29:44 a.m. local time (06:29:44 UTC) on December 23 near Managua, the capital of Nicaragua.

Lake Managua

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Managua, which lies on the southern shore of Lake Xolotlan, near the western coast of Nicaragua, is situated within an active volcanic zone known as the Central American Volcanic Chain.

Cocos Plate

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The Cocos plate, located east of the East Pacific Rise, is moving northeastward and is slowly being submerged under the Caribbean Plate.

East Pacific Rise

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The Cocos plate, located east of the East Pacific Rise, is moving northeastward and is slowly being submerged under the Caribbean Plate.

Caribbean Plate

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The Cocos plate, located east of the East Pacific Rise, is moving northeastward and is slowly being submerged under the Caribbean Plate.

Middle America Trench

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The zone of dipping is initiated at the surface of the Middle America Trench, which extends 4 to 5 kilometers deep along the Pacific Coast from Mexico to Costa Rica.

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The zone of dipping is initiated at the surface of the Middle America Trench, which extends 4 to 5 kilometers deep along the Pacific Coast from Mexico to Costa Rica. The Nicaraguan government appealed for aid, and the government accepted aid from countries like the United States and Mexico and some 25 other countries, worth millions of dollars.

Costa Rica

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The zone of dipping is initiated at the surface of the Middle America Trench, which extends 4 to 5 kilometers deep along the Pacific Coast from Mexico to Costa Rica.

United States

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The Nicaraguan government appealed for aid, and the government accepted aid from countries like the United States and Mexico and some 25 other countries, worth millions of dollars.

Liberal-Conservative Junta

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Despite this and the magnitude of the devastation, the aid was not distributed well and the ruling Liberal-Conservative Junta, led by President Anastasio Somoza Debayle, was the target of criticism and was accused of stockpiling foreign aid which never reached the victims of the earthquake.

Pope

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Today, in place of the large buildings that used to exist in the centre, the government set up the "Plaza de la Fe" (Faith Square) in honor of Pope John Paul II.

Pope John Paul II

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Today, in place of the large buildings that used to exist in the centre, the government set up the "Plaza de la Fe" (Faith Square) in honor of Pope John Paul II.

1973 in music

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18 January – The Rolling Stones' benefit concert for Nicaraguan earthquake victims raises over $350,000. On December 22, 1972, an earthquake destroyed Managua, the capital of Nicaragua.

1973 in British music

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18 January – The Rolling Stones' benefit concert for Nicaraguan earthquake victims raises over $350,000

1972 in baseball

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The year ended on a sad note when Roberto Clemente died in an airplane crash off the coast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, on New Year's Eve, while participating in aid efforts after the 1972 Nicaragua earthquake.

List of shopping malls in Nicaragua

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The 1972 Managua earthquake virtually destroyed all of the existing supermarkets, shops and department stores in the city of Managua.