5.9 Earthquake hits coast of El Salvador, no reports of damages or injuries: As per to the recent United States Geological Survey, it states that a 5.9-magnitude earthquake has hit the coast of El Salvador, which led terrified residents to be drawn out of their homes. In the meantime, there were no immediate reports of damages or injuries.
El Salvador is the smallest as well as the most densely populated country located in the Central America. It is bordered by Honduras on the northeast, on the northwest by Guatemala, as well as by the Pacific Ocean on the south. San Salvador is the capital of El Salvador which is also the largest city.
Nayib Bukele, Salvadoran President also tweeted regarding the concern that “the government and the civil protection system is activated and ready” all over the country.
According to USGS report, it says that the quake was felt at 11:54 pm (0554 GMT) on Tuesday. The agency also stated that the quake’s epicenter was nearly 24 kilometers (15 miles) southeast of Puerto La Libertad, at a depth of 72.5 kilometers (45 miles).
As the quake hit the area, the residents in the city of Santa Tecla, 12 kilometers southeast of the capital, for a short time went out on the street for the reason that of the force of the quake but the situation was then speedily returned to normal.
In the meantime, there are no further reports of another quake or after effects or else regarding the tsunami warning.
El Salvador’s civil protection authority also said on Twitter that no tsunami warning had been issued right now and people are safe now and they don’t need to worry.
Though the quake was very strong but no one get injured as well as there is also no report of any damage.
This is not the first time that an earthquake struck the area, El Salvador has a long history of critical earthquakes as well as volcanic eruptions. In the year 1756 and 1854, capital San Salvador was destroyed and also suffered extreme damage in the 1919, 1982, and 1986 tremors.