7.3 Magnitude Earthquake hits El Salvador Coast


SAN SALVADOR: A powerful 7.3-magnitude hit the coast of Central America late Monday, killing one person. Tsunami warning has been issued. However, there were no reported of major damage.

Electricity was cut off following the quake and cracks were seen on the walls. The quake hit the Pacific Ocean 170 kilometers (105 miles) southeast of the capital San Salvador, at a depth of 70 kilometers (44 miles), the US Geological Survey said.

The tremor was felt in the Central American coast, Guatemala in the north, Nicaragua and Costa Rica in the south and Honduras.

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