6.2-magnitude earthquake recorded off coast of El Salvador

The Associated Press – May 12, 2017

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — The U.S. Geological Survey says a strong earthquake has struck off the coast of El Salvador.

The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2, struck at around 4:40 a.m. Friday morning. Its depth was measured at a shallow 6 miles. It was followed by at least one large aftershock.

The epicenter was about 60 miles from the city of Sonsonate, and 79 miles from the capital, San Salvador.

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