Magnitude 5.2 Earthquake Strikes Near El Salvador

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A 5.2-magnitude quake took place 67 kilometers to the southwest of the port city of Acajutla, the USGS said.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A 5.2-magnitude earthquake occurred Sunday off the coast of the Republic of El Salvador, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported.

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The epicenter of the quake was located 67 kilometers (42 miles) to the southwest of the port city of Acajutla, Sonsonate department, at a depth of 49 kilometers (30.5 miles), USGS said.

No information about the damage or casualties was immediately available.

In El Salvador, which is part of the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, earthquakes are frequent due to the intense seismic activity.

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