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6.7-magnitude earthquake strikes off Nicaragua coast

6.7-magnitude earthquake strikes off Nicaragua coast

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 struck off the western coast of Nicaragua on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said, but no tsunami threat was reported.
The quake hit at 1:42 a.m. (0742 GMT) at a depth of 25.3 kilometers (15.7 miles), with the epicenter located about 38 miles from the coastline, according to USGS data.

There were no immediate reports of damage, Nicaraguan Vice President Rosario Murillo told official media.

The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reported no threat, and the USGS said there was a low likelihood of casualties and damage.

Residents told local broadcaster La Nueva Radio Ya that strong tremors were felt in the capital Managua.

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