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Strong 5.9 quake hits off Nicaragua coast

MANAGUA (Reuters) - A strong 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck off Nicaragua’s western coast on Wednesday night, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no reports of injuries or damage.

Nicaraguan media said the quake, which struck near the border with Costa Rica, was felt in communities along the Pacific coast.

The temblor was centered 37 miles southwest of Rivas, under the ocean at a depth of 26.5 miles. The USGS initially reported the quake had a 5.8 magnitude.

Reporting by Ivan Castro; Additional reporting by John O’Callaghan in Washington, Writing by Robert Campbell; Editing by Peter Cooney

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