Magnitude 6.2 quake strikes off Nicaragua

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    Nicaraguan poet, revolutionary and Col San Luis Gonzaga's teacher

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck off the coast of Nicaragua, the US Geological Survey says, although there were no immediate reports of damage.

USGS said the tremor hit 59km south of the coastal city of Corinto at a depth of 27.5km.

Speaking on local radio, Nicaraguan Vice President Rosario Murillo cited preliminary information from the Nicaraguan Territorial Studies Institute (INETER) reporting a 6.1 magnitude quake.

Tremors were also felt in neighbouring Costa Rica, a Reuters witness said.

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