El Salvador issues tsunami warning after 7.4-magnitude quake

Posted at 11:25 PM, Oct 13, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-14 01:25:03-04
By Brian Walker


(CNN) — A powerful 7.4-magnitude quake shook the Pacific coast of Central America on Tuesday, prompting El Salvador to issue a tsunami warning.

The quake was deep (70.5 kilometers or 43 miles) but close to El Salvador’s shoreline — about 64 kilometers from the municipality of Intipuca.

El Salvador’s Ministry of Weather and Natural Resources issued a tsunami warning for the coastal regions, saying the quake was felt throughout the country. It expected the first waves to hit shortly.

No tsunami warning was issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

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