The strong earthquake was felt in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 was registered this Tuesday afternoon off the coast of Central America, according to a release of the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources of El Salvador published on his official Twitter account.
The epicenter of the telluric movement was located off the Salvadoran coast of Usulutan, 66 kilometers south of Playa El Espino. “Until now there is no tsunami threat for El Salvador,” reads the text. The earthquake had a depth of 51.48 kilometers.
The President of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, published a message on his official Twitter account, indicating that the telluric movement had a magnitude of 6.5 and its epicenter was located 69 kilometers southwest of the Usulutan coast.
The strong earthquake was also felt in other neighboring countries in the region, such as Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, reports the Univision channel.
From the Institute of Geophysics, Seismicity and Volcanology of Mexico encrypted in five the registered aftershocks of the earthquake.
Videos circulating on social networks showing the tremors of the earthquake.
One of them records the moment when the Salvadoran Legislative Assembly, which was holding a session, was affected by the earthquake. Several deputies rushed out of the building.
More information, shortly.