El Salvador quake causes little damage

Aug. 27, 2012 at 8:44 AM
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SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A strong 7.4-magnitude earthquake off the coast of El Salvador caused minor shaking and little damage early Monday, authorities said.

The quake struck about 12:37 a.m. EDT, 105 miles south southeast of San Salvador at depth of 32 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

A tsunami warning issued for Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama and Mexico by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii was later canceled.

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