A map shows the location of an earthquake of magnitude 5.5 that struck 15 km southwest of Chinandega, near the coast of Nicaragua, on July 28, 2022. (USGS/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)
An earthquake of magnitude 5.5 struck near the coast of Nicaragua on Thursday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.
The quake was at a depth of 64 km (40 miles), EMSC said. Its epicentre was 15 km south-west of Chinandega.