There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries after the quake, which was felt at 11:34 a.m. local time (1734 GMT).
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered about 50 kilometers (31 miles) west of the Masachapa, a community located on Nicaragua's Pacific coast.
Nicaragua's seismological institute measured the temblor's strength as 6.6, and it declared a tsunami alert as a precaution because of the earthquake's strength.
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