LA LIBERTAD, El Salvador — A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck off the coast of El Salvador overnight, the U.S. Geological Survey is reporting.
According to the agency, the quake, which occurred shortly before 12:30 a.m. EDT Friday, was centered about 27 miles southwest of La Libertad at a depth of 35 miles. At least six aftershocks followed, El Salvador’s Ministry of Environmental and Natural Resources tweeted about 2 a.m.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether the quake caused any serious damage or injuries.
“The population can rest assured that there is a team here that is working 24/7, and the National Civil Protection Commission is deployed to deal with any emergency,” said Fernando López, El Salvador’s environmental minister.
The U.S. Tsunami Warning Center did not issue a tsunami warning, advisory, watch or threat following the quake, according to its website.
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