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Earthquake reported in Nicaragua

Officials on Thursday confirmed that an earthquake occurred on the coast of Nicaragua, The Associated Press reported

The U.S. Geological Survey said the 6.1 magnitude earthquake occurred on the country’s Pacific coast Thursday morning, about 36 miles south of Corinto. 

The earthquake was also felt to the north in El Salvador.

Authorities said the earthquake was felt strongly in Managua, the capital of Nicaragua, according to the AP. 

The event caused residents and government workers to flee from their homes and buildings to find safety in the streets. 

Travelers at the Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport were also evacuated from the airport’s terminal due to safety precautions, the AP reported. 

Speaking to government media, Nicaraguan vice president and first lady Rosario Murillo said there have been no immediate reports of victims and damage from the earthquake, the AP noted.

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