A powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake shook El Salvador, with its epicenter off the coast of Usulutan, 66 km south of Playa El Espino. According to the authorities, no serious damage or casualties were reported.
According to information from international agencies, the telluric movement, originating in the Pacific Ocean at a depth of 31.3 kilometers, was also felt in Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.
FINAL DATA: Revised Earthquake Mag: 6.8; Usulutan coast. 66.0 km south of El Espino Beach. Depth 51 km. [2023-07-18, 18:22:0 UPDATE: Based on revised data: The NON-existence of a tsunami threat for El Salvador is maintained. pic.twitter.com/FInQpXqZLL— Ministry of the Environment (@MedioAmbienteSV) July 19, 2023
Despite the intensity, the Ministry of the Environment of that country,
Meanwhile, the fire department of El Salvador announced preventive monitoring of the tremor in the municipality of Sensuntepeque, Cabañas, where no damage or victims were reported.