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Tue Oct 14, 2014, 01:08 AM

Large eathquake near El Salvador


A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck off the southern coast of El Salvador late Monday, according to the USGS. The quake was centered about 40 miles to the south of the small coastal town of Intipuca at a depth of about 14 miles. The National Weather Service Pacific Tsunami Warning Center initially said that dangerous tsunami waves were possible within about 185 miles of the epicenter along the coasts of Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador, but said the threat had mostly passed about an hour after the quake was first detected.


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Tue Oct 14, 2014, 02:11 AM

1. USGS had the depth at 70 Km

or about 42 miles down, shortly after it happened. It's been updated to a 7.3 at 40 Km or about 24 miles down.

It was in a bad spot for a tsunami, funneling into a bay, so I'm glad the warning was lifted.

Daylight will tell whether or not there is damage.

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