Magnitude 7.2 quake strikes off Pacific coast of Central America

Reuters News
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Posted: Nov 24, 2016 1:56 PM

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A strong earthquake shook various Central American countries on Thursday, just as a hurricane barreled through the region, according to a Reuters witness and local media reports.

The 7.2 magnitude quake struck at a depth of 33 kilometers, some 154 kilometers (96 miles) south-southwest of Puerto Triunfo in El Salvador, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

(Reporting by Gabriel Stargardter)