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A robust 6.5-magnitude earthquake within the Pacific Ocean shakes Central America


View of a broken wall on the San Juan Obispo church, following the 6.2 quake that hit the world, in Amatitlan, 35 km south of Guatemala Metropolis, on February 16, 2022. AFP FILE PHOTO

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — A robust 6.5 magnitude earthquake within the Pacific Ocean off the coast of El Salvador shook a lot of Central America from Nicaragua to Guatemala on Tuesday, sending residents in some cities streaming into the streets.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported the epicenter was 27 miles (43 kilometers) south of Intipuca, El Salvador at a depth of 43 miles (70 kilometers). That time is outdoors the Gulf of Fonseca the place Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua all share shoreline.

In El Salvador’s capital, residents bumped into the streets as the bottom shook, however there have been no fast experiences of harm or accidents. When a radio station open its cellphone strains to residents across the nation, there was additionally no fast report of victims.

Within the nation’s Legislative Meeting, lawmakers fled their desks to get out of the constructing, earlier than returning a short while later to renew the session.

The nation’s Surroundings Ministry suggested that there was no risk of a tsunami.

In Nicaragua, the quake was felt strongly within the capital and all alongside the Pacific coast.

Nicaragua Vice President and first woman Rosario Murillo stated there have been no reported victims instantly in that nation.

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