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Quake of 5.7 magnitude shakes buildings in El Salvador and Nicaragua

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By ITN News Editor May 17, 2019 13:15

Quake of 5.7 magnitude shakes buildings in El Salvador and Nicaragua

A 5.7 magnitude earthquake off the coast off Central America shook buildings in El Salvador and Nicaragua’s capital Managua, prompting people to evacuate, but there were no initial reports of major damage.The U.S. Geological Survey  said the quake struck some 39 kilometres west-southwest of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua, at a depth of 71 kilometres.Jorge Melendez, director of civil protection in El Salvador said there were only scattered reports of minor damage.The epicentre was near to where the land borders of El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua are at their closest point, and some buildings in Honduras were also evacuated, authorities said.Authorities in El Salvador had earlier measured the quake at a preliminary magnitude of 6.2.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor May 17, 2019 13:15

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