MANAGUA, April 11 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale jolted northwest Nicaragua at 2327 GMT Thursday. The casualties and property losses have yet to be confirmed, according to the government.
The epicenter, with a depth of 10 km, is located 18 km southeast of the Larreynaga region, or 50 km northwest of the capital Managua, said the Federal government spokeswoman Rosario Murillo.
Mobile communications and internet signals were temporarily suspended in several western inland cities where the quake was felt more strongly, according to Murillo.
The Central American country suffered frequent earthquakes. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake striking Managua in 1972 caused serious casualties and loss of properties.