By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
A moderate 5.9-magnitude earthquake
has struck off Nicaragua

Swarm of earthquakes beneath Sun Valley.

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) - A moderate 5.9-magnitude earthquake
has struck off Nicaragua's southern Pacific coast.

The U.S. Geological Survey says Wednesday's quake occurred
around 9:15 p.m. (0315 GMT). It says the temblor was centered about
65 miles (100 kilometers) south of Managua, the Nicaraguan capital.

Managua residents say the quake was barely felt in the city. The
Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies says there were no
immediate reports of victims or damages.

The USGS says the quake was about 26.5 miles (42.6 kilometers)
beneath the surface.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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