(posted Oct. 23, 7:10 p.m.)- Nicaragua’s southern Pacific coast was hit by a 6.4-magnitude earthquake that rolled through at 6:45 p.m. this evening. As of 7:00 p.m., no damages or injuries had been reported.
The quake’s epicenter was off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula, at a depth of 46 kilometers, but there is no tsunami warning in place, according to officials at the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER).
“That was not a normal quake. That was very, very strong,” INETER seismologist Carlos Guzman told The Nicaragua Dispatch.
Guzman said there have not been any replicas reported yet.