May 20, 2020 / 4:07 AM / 9 days ago

5.1 magnitude quake hits Nicaraguan coast - USGS

MANAGUA (Reuters) - An earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean off Nicaragua on Tuesday, causing buildings to sway near the capital Managua, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said the 5.1 magnitude quake hit 49 kilometers (30 miles) southwest of Masachapa, Nicaragua.

(This story has been refiled to fix typo)

Reporting by Ismael Lopez, Writing by Daina Beth Solomon, Editing by Dave Graham

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