The quake was located 86 miles (138km) south-southwest of San Miguel at a depth of 33 miles, the US Geological Survey reported. The second quake registered about an hour later in the same area at a depth of 36 miles. Alfonso Lara, a technician with El Salvador’s Civil Protection agency, said authorities were alerted to the threat of a tsunami. “We are doing a general monitoring of the entire coast through our technicians and representatives,” he said. On Sunday, dozens of small to moderate earthquakes struck south-east California, knocking trailer homes off their foundations and shattering windows in a small farming town east of San Diego. The largest quake registered at a magnitude 5.5 and was centred about 3 miles north-west of the town of Brawley, according to the USGS. Another quake about an hour and a half earlier registered at magnitude 5.3. No injuries were reported. (The Guardian).]]>

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