A strong earthquake off the Pacific Coast of Central America shook the region on Thursday 24 november 2016, and could prompt hazardous tsunami waves.
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The 7.0 magnitude quake, initially reported as a magnitude 7.2, was very shallow at 10.3 kilometers (6.4 miles) below the seabed, which would have amplified its effect. Its epicenter was located some 149 km (93 miles) south-southwest of Puerto Triunfo in El Salvador, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.