7.4 Quake Hits Off El Salvador

Tsunami alert issued, rescinded
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 27, 2012 1:43 AM CDT
Updated Aug 27, 2012 2:26 AM CDT
7.4 Quake Off El Salvador Triggers Tsunami Alert
Officials are monitoring coasts following a 7.4 earthquake and aftershock off El Salvador.   (Qronos16)

A powerful 7.4-magnitude earthquake that struck last night off the coast of El Salvador triggered a tsunami alert that was soon rescinded, reports AP. There were no immediate reports of damage or injury from the quake or from a small tsunami that hit the El Salvador port of Acajutla shortly afterward, reports Reuters. The quake followed a "storm" of some 300 mostly mild temblors in southern California yesterday. (More El Salvador stories.)

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