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Earthquake Magnitude 7 SR, Shakes Central America

Earthquake Central America
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SAN SALVADOR - A strong earthquake off the Pacific coast of Central America destabilize the region and could trigger a dangerous tsunami. Once the monitoring report geofosika institutions Amerik States (US). This earthquake comes along with storm mengantam Caribbean coast of Nicaragua and Costa Rica, Thursday (11/24/2016).

Department of emergency in El Salvador said on Twitter there are no reports of damage at the national level as quoted from Reuters, Friday (25/11/2016).

An earthquake measuring 7.2 was originally called the Richter scale was very shallow at the center of 10.3 km below the seabed. The epicenter was located at 149 km south of Puerto Triunfo in El Salvador, according to the US Geological Survey.

"Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega declared a state of emergency because of the earthquake and storm Otto, which hit the southeast coast of the country earlier on Thursday," said a spokesman for the country.

Meanwhile in the Pacific tsunami warning center issued a tsunami warning that might mengahantam beach located within a radius of 300 km from the epicenter. El Salvador also said the government viewed the threat of tsunami waves hit the coast.

Earlier on Thursday, the Category 2 storm hit the area near the southeast coast of Nicaragua. Thousands of people have been evacuated from vulnerable coastal areas and into the shelter.

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