A strong earthquake has rattled parts of Central America and could prompt hazardous tsunami waves, US monitoring agencies said.
The 7.0 magnitude quake struck at a depth of 10.3km, some 149km south- southwest of Puerto Triunfo in El Salvador, according to the US Geological Survey.
The Pacific tsunami warning center said “hazardous tsunami waves are possible for coasts located within 300km of the earthquake epicentre”.
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It comes after a category 2 Hurricane hit land near Nicaragua on Thursday.
Thousands have already been evacuated from coastal areas.
JUST IN: 7.0-magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador, USGS reports. pic.twitter.com/ARewQ6o2uQ
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