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7.3-magnitude quake hits off El Salvador coast

Xinhua)  13:16, August 28, 2012

A person of the Salvadorean National Service of Territorial Studies (SNET, by it's acronym in Spanish) points a map which shows the location of an earthquake in San Salvador city, capital of El Salvador, on Aug. 27, 2012. A 7.3-magnitude earthquake jolted off the coast of El Salvador late Sunday, triggering a brief tsunami warning along central American coast but causing no major damage or casualties. (Xinhua/Oscar Rivera)

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- A 7.3-magnitude earthquake jolted off the coast of El Salvador late Sunday, triggering a brief tsunami warning along central American coast but causing no major damage or casualties.

The tremor, which struck at 22:37 local time (0437 GMT Monday), was centered at 120 km south of Usulutan, El Salvador, with a depth of 54 km, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) put into effect a tsunami warning for Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama and Mexico.

A small, 10-cm tsunami has been observed at the El Salvador port of Acajutla following the quake, the PTWC said. The warning was canceled later.

No damage to coastal areas or shipping has been reported.

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(Editor:陈丽丹、张茜)

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