According to the website sismologue.com, the quake struck at 9:03 am local time 55.82km away from Pozo Perdido, which is the nearest city to the epicentre.
Earlier on Sunday, El Salvador gave Venezuela's diplomats 48 hours to leave the country, explaining the decision by the country's vote in the Organisation of American States (OAS), which supports a report by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights condemning alleged violations of the human rights of Venezuelans.
Earlier, El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele said that the United States was his country's 'ally number one'. The United States recognise self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s leader despite his failure to take control of the country from President Nicolas Maduro, whom the US has repeatedly called upon to step down.
Staff from the US and Canadian embassies in Havana have accused the Cuban government of employing ‘sonic weapons’ against their facilities, sparking a diplomatic scandal and major staff reductions at both countries’ embassies.
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - Thousands of Chileans have gathered for a fresh peaceful rally in the center of the country's capital of Santiago, local media reported, adding that despite the peaceful nature of the protest, police used tear gas against the demonstrators.
The protests began in early September because of fuel shortages, with the opposition movement gaining momentum since Haitian President Jovenel Moise emerged victorious from the 2017 presidential election, which had allegedly been marred by fraud.
After discovering a collection of Nazi items in a secret room during an investigation by Interpol in 2017, authorities believed that they may have been brought into the country by top Third Reich officials escaping Europe after WWII.
The South American country has been rocked by massive anti-government protests for over three weeks now, with demonstrations and violence leading to a temporary curfew, soldiers in the streets and the cancellation of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, expected to have taken place in Santiago in mid-November.
BOGOTA (Sputnik) – Colombian airline Avianca announced suspending sales of flights to Cuba amid restrictions imposed by the United States.
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - A passenger bus overturned at a road curve in Peru's southwestern Chaparral district, leaving two people dead and 30 injured, media reported.
Dealing with the problem of criminal hippos seems easier than stemming the illegal drug trade in Colombia, but it involves two controversial solutions – killing animals or sterilising them.
LA PAZ (Sputnik) - Carlos Mesa, the opposition candidate in the recent Bolivian presidential election, announced on Wednesday that he would not recognize the legitimacy of the upcoming audit of the election results by the Organization of American States.
SAO PAULO (Sputnik) – Chile will make every effort to share the achievements it made while preparing for the now-cancelled Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit with Malaysia, which will host next year’s forum, the Latin American country's Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Media coverage of the protest movements in Hong Kong and Chile contrasts sharply, tracing a line in US foreign policy that aims to buttress movements that benefit US imperialism while ignoring or demonizing those that challenge it. In several key ways, this dichotomy is apparent and palpable.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Wednesday he would like his country to be part of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
Anti-government protests have been rocking Chile for over a week, resulting in a temporary curfew being imposed in the country's capital Santiago that was lifted only recently.
Scientists believe that the tunnel, which is adorned with rock carvings, was built during the reign of Emperor Montezuma I who ruled from 1440 till 1469 and greatly contributed to the Aztec Empire.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Chilean police used pepper spray and tear gas against peaceful protesters in Santiago who were showing support for Josue Maureira, a young man who claimed he was sexually assaulted by the police, a correspondent reported.
BOGOTA (Sputnik) – At least five indigenous people were killed and six more injured as a result of an attack, staged by an armed group in the municipality of Tacueyo, the southwestern Colombian province of Cauca, the national army said.