A 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua on Monday, the United States Geological Survey said, and was felt in the Salvadoran capital, according to a witness from Reuters.
So far there have been no reports of personal or material damage from the tremor, which had a depth of more than 77 kilometers and its epicenter in the sea, in front of the Gulf of Fonseca, an area where the territories of the three Central American nations converge.
The Salvadoran Ministry of the Environment initially reported that the quake had a magnitude of 5.8, based on preliminary data.
The deputy director of Civil Protection of El Salvador, Fermín Pérez, reported that after the telluric movement, personnel from the unit were displaced “to the areas classified as vulnerable to carry out verifications to rule out possible damage.”
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