Earthquake magnitude 7 jolts central America, no damage reported

An earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter Scale off the Pacific Coast of Central America jolted the region on Thursday. There were no immediate reports of damage or causalities.

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Washington Nov 25: An earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter Scale off the Pacific Coast of Central America jolted the region on Thursday. There were no immediate reports of damage or causalities.

The quake initially reported at magnitude of 7.2, happened around 120km off the coast of El Salvador at a depth of 33km, according to the US Geological Survey.

Earthquake jolts central America

The epicentre located some 149 km (93 miles) south-southwest of Puerto Triunfo in El Salvador, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Read More: 7.2-Magnitude earthquake rocks El Salvador

El Salvador's civil protection service issued an alert for people living on the country's Pacific coast to evacuate 1 kilometer (.62 miles) inland.

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