Magnitude-6.1 Quake Strikes Near Nicaraguan Capital
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 struck Nicaragua on Thursday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The quake was centered 6 miles west of Valle San Francisco and 30 miles northwest of the capital city of Managua, the USGS reported.
The preliminary epicenter was at a shallow depth of 6.6 miles, according to the USGS.
Within minutes of the quake in Nicaragua, another quake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 struck near the coast Tarapaca, Chile.
There have been no immediate reports of damage or injuries related to either quake..