- Sep 15, 2008
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The quake's epicenter was 93 miles southwest of Puerto Triunfo, El Salvador, at a depth of 6 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The earthquake was felt across the region, including Managua, the capital of Nicaragua; San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador; and San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said El Salvador and Nicaragua could experience related tsunami waves of 1-3 feet. No reports of injuries or damage were reported. The earthquake struck at 1:43 p.m. Eastern west of El Salvador. A few hundred miles east, Otto reached landfall between Costa Rica and Nicaragua at 1 p.m., according to the National Hurricane Center.
7.0-magnitude earthquake rattles Central America
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