Nicaragua struck by a strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake.
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The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) just reported a 6.2-magnitude earthquake in the North Pacific Ocean, 105 km west of Managua, Nicaragua at a depth of 27.5km.
The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be changed again later on as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their own reports.
Based on preliminary data, the earthquake was felt by a lot of people residing close to the epicenter. The strong quake most likely did not cause any significant damage. The closest town to the epicenter of the quake was Managua, where it was felt as a light shaking. More details to follow.