Magnitude-6.1 Quake Strikes Near Nicaraguan Capital

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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 struck Nicaragua on Thursday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.


(Credit: USGS)

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..