Magnitude 6.1 earthquake shake Northern Nicaragua



    Magnitude 6.1 earthquake shake Northern Nicaragua

    June 10, Managua: A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook the northwestern coast of Nicaragua Thursday night.

    The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake's epicenter was 10.6 miles (17 kilometers) east of Puerto Morazan, Nicaragua, and 70.8 miles (114 kilometers) northwest of the capital, Managua. The USGS said it had a depth of 10 kilometers and struck late Thursday night, reports said.

    The newspaper La Prensa reported that the walls of a church had collapsed in the nearby city of Chinandega, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.

    The USGS reported a 5.1 magnitude aftershock.

    The Oslo Times International News Network