Major earthquake off El Salvador
MANILA, Philippines - A major 7.4 magnitude earthquake was registered off the coast of El Salvador on Monday, August 27.
The quake struck about 118 km south from city of Usultan at a depth of 52 km, according to the US Geological Survey.
No casualties have been reported so far and a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected, the Pacific Tsunami Center said.
In January 2001, El Salvador suffered two consecutive earthquakes that left more than 1,200 dead, a quarter million affected and 57,000 houses destroyed. - Rappler.com