Managua -- An earthquake measuring 4.8 degrees on the Richter scale hit west Nicaragua's Pacific coast on Monday, and there have not had reports of casualties or damage so far, Nicaraguan Earthquake Administration said.

The earthquake occurred at 13:00 local time (1900 GMT) and the epicenter was located some 200 km from Managua in the Pacific Ocean at a depth of 9.8 km.

The quake, the third hitting the same region in August, can be felt in several coastal cities in the country, and experts of the Earthquake Administration said it was caused by another collision of the Pacific Plate and the Caribbean Plate.

On the same day, tremors were felt in Ecuador's eastern provinces of Morona-Santiago, Napo and Pastaza. Active volcanoes are blamed for the frequent occurrence of earthquakes in the country.