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Magnitude 7.0 offshore quake rattles Central America; Nicaragua declares state of emergency

November 24, 2016 8:13 PM
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A magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit off the Pacific coasts of Nicaragua and El Salvador on Thursday, promoting tsunami alerts in both Central American nations.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter was about 95 miles (153 kilometers) south-southwest of the port of El Triunfo, El Salvador. The quake was felt in various points of Central America including Guatemala, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

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