Strong earthquake felt in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras

January 18th, 2010 - 11:19 pm ICT by BNO News  

SAN SALVADOR (BNO NEWS) — A strong earthquake struck off the coast of Guatemala and El Salvador on Monday morning, seismologists said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

The earthquake, which had a preliminary magnitude of 6.0, struck about 24 miles west-southwest of Ahuachapan in El Salvador. In the country’s capital, San Salvador, people fled out of their homes and into the street.

Shaking was reported in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

The quake, which happened at 9.40 a.m. local time, was centered about 64 miles deep, making it a fairly deep earthquake.

The magnitude of the earthquake was such that there was no potential of a tsunami.

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