An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale shook on Monday morning the Pacific coast of Nicaragua, with no injuries or property damage reported, official sources said.

The Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER) said at its website that the earthquake occurred at 8:37 a.m. local times (1437 GMT). The INETER said that the earthquake was felt in the Nicaraguan Pacific Litoral, La Boquita and Casares in the department of Carazo, some 46 km south of Managua.

The earthquake was a result of the clash between the tectonic plates Coco and Caribe, it added.