February 20, 2006

Quake hits Central America, no damage reported

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - A moderate earthquake hit
Nicaragua on Monday and was also felt in the neighboring
Central American nation of Honduras, but there were no
immediate reports of deaths or damage.

A Reuters correspondent in the Nicaragua capital Managua
said local radio had not mentioning the quake, which the U.S.
Geological Survey in Denver said had a magnitude of 5.6.

One witness in the Honduran capital Tegucigalpa said
residents were awaken in the night by the quake but there were
also no immediate reports of damage.

The Geological Survey's Web site said the quake struck at
12:59 a.m. local time (0659 GMT) at 13.11 degrees north and
87.61 degrees west, or 30 miles west southwest of Choluteca,
Honduras, and 45 miles east southeast of San Miguel, El