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El Salvador earthquake revised to 7.3, country cleared of danger

August 27, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
As of Monday morning, El Salvador and surrounding countries were cleared of danger after a magnitiude-7.3 earthquake hit Sunday night.

There have been no reports of damages or injuries, but the country continues to survey any possible damage.

The USGS revised the earthquake's strength to 7.3 from 7.4. It struck off the country's coast about 86 miles south-southwest of San Miguel. It was followed by a magnitude-5.4 aftershock an hour later. A tsunami warning was issued, encompassing Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and Panama.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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