Quake strikes western El Salvador

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Posted: Jun 27, 2012 2:49 AM
Quake strikes western El Salvador

LONDON (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck western El Salvador's Ahuachapan department at 0630 GMT, the U.S. Geological Survey, monitored in London, reported.

The quake's epicenter was 48.8 miles underground, about 12 miles west southwest of the department capital, also named Ahuachapan, the USGS said.

(Reporting by Timothy Pearce; Editing by Jon Boyle)