817.48 Earthquake of 1931/5: Telegram

The Chargé in Nicaragua (Beaulac) to the Secretary of State

Brigade Commander has devoted all resources under his charge to relief of sufferers of all nationalities. President Moncada has just returned and expressed his gratitude for splendid relief work. No reported casualties among American civilian population. There were a few tremors of minor intensity this afternoon. Flames still menace city but the Legation archives are still believed to be safe in the absence of a strong shock which the Legation could not withstand. Hanna due tomorrow.