16:51 GMT09 May 2021
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    The western coast of Central America is considered to be a seismically active zone, as it lies in an area where the Cocos plate rubs against the Caribbean plate.

    Authorities in the Central American nation of El Salvador have reported a 6.2-magnitude earthquake, according to the nation's Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources.

    The earthquake had its epicentre off the coast of the La Union department, about 200 kilometres southeast of the capital San Salvador.

    Meanwhile, the United States Geological Survey reported a 5.7-magnitude tremor off Nicaragua.        

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