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7.4 El Salvador Quake

August 26th, 2012 -- Posted in Earthquakes | No Comments »

A 7.4 magnitude quake struck offshore of El Salvador tonight (Sunday).  The USGS reports the quake hit at 10:37 pm at the epicenter in the Pacific Ocean about 105 miles south of San Salvador, El Salvador, and 74 miles south of Usulutan, El Salvador.  The depth was recorded at 52.9 km (32.9 miles).

A tsunami warning is in effect for Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama and Mexico.  A tsunami warning has not been issued for Hawaii.

El Salvador Quake Map (USGS Map)