Agence France-PresseJune 15, 2013 16:39
A moderate 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Nicaragua on Saturday and rattled nearby cities, but scientists said it was unlikely to have generated a major tsunami.
The earthquake struck at 11:34 am (1734 GMT), 90 kilometers (55 miles) west of the capital Managua at a depth of 35 kilometers, the US Geological Survey said in a revised estimate.
The USGS had initially estimated the strength of the earthquake as 6.6.
The quake rocked coastal cities and was felt in the capital, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.