Earthquake hits off coast of Central America


Seismograph instrument recording ground motion during earthquake

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CENTRAL AMERICA — A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Central America on Thursday afternoon, the US Geological Survey said.

The quake hit at a depth of 10.3 kilometers (6.4 miles) about 149 km (93 miles) south-southwest of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador, USGS said.

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