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6.1-magnitude earthquake shake Nicaragua

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MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) - A 6.1-magnitude earthquake has rattled Nicaragua, but no major damages or injuries have been reported so far.

Nicaraguans were calling Radio Ya Thursday to report feeling a strong quake and say they have lost electricity.

Federal government spokeswoman and first lady Rosario Murillo told Radio Ya that there were no immediate reports of injuries or damages. But she added that authorities were still trying to contact public safety officials.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the Thursday afternoon quake was centered just offshore, about 11 miles (18 kilometers) southeast of the city of Larreynaga.

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