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    6.8 magnitude earthquake hits Central America, no damage

    At the end of the day on Tuesday, a powerful earthquake was felt in El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua, local authorities said, who did not report any injuries.

    A 6.8 magnitude earthquake, whose epicenter is in the Pacific Ocean, shook El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua on Tuesday, without causing any casualties or damage, according to the Salvadoran Ministry of the Environment.

    The tremor was recorded at 6:22 p.m. local time (3:22 ​​a.m. Paris time) and its epicenter was located 66 kilometers south of El Espino beach, in the department of Usulutan, about 200 km southeast of the capital San Salvador, according to the official statement. The American Geological Institute (USGS) has evaluated its magnitude at 6.5.

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    No tsunami threat

    The Salvadoran ministry said the depth of the earthquake focus was 51 km, in the Pacific subduction zone, where the Cocos and Caribbean plates collide.

    “Based on the data reviewed, there is still no tsunami threat to El Salvador,” the environment ministry said.

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    Salvadoran Civil Protection said it was “monitoring” different areas of the country. The earthquake was felt across most of El Salvador, as well as in Nicaragua and Honduras.

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    The Central American region has high seismicity due to its location on the Pacific Ring of Fire and the activity of its volcanic chain.

    Source: BFM TV

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