Strong quake strikes off El Salvador

No initial reports of damage

Published: July 31, 2019 15:19:26 | Updated: August 01, 2019 18:30:14

An ambulance arrives to the Benjamin Bloom National Children Hospital after an earthquake in San Salvador, El Salvador on July 31, 2019 — Reuters photo

A strong earthquake struck off the coast of El Salvador early on Wednesday, though emergency services said there were no initial reports of significant damage.

The magnitude 5.9 quake hit 46 km (29 miles) south of Nueva San Salvador, La Libertad, at 0554 GMT, the US Geological Survey said, reports Reuters.

El Salvador’s civil protection authority said on Twitter that no tsunami warning had been issued.

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