Magnitude 5.1 quake shakes El Salvador, killing at least one person

By on April 11, 2017


At least one person was killed by an earthquake that hit a municipality in El Salvador Tuesday, local law enforcement revealed. (Photo by  Rei-artur   pt   en   Rei-artur blog [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)],)
At least one person was killed by an earthquake that hit a municipality in El Salvador Tuesday, local law enforcement revealed. (Photo by  Rei-artur   pt   en   Rei-artur blog [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)],)
MOSCOW—At least one person was killed by an earthquake that hit a municipality in El Salvador Tuesday, local law enforcement revealed.

A 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck El Salvador’s municipality of Antiguo Cuscatlan, killing at least one person, local media said Tuesday, citing police.

According to TeleSur media outlet, the local police reported one person dead after a collapse on the Los Chorros road, while three people were hospitalized.

The quake occurred at the depth of 4 kilometers (about 2.5 miles), with its epicenter about 10.5 kilometers (6.5 miles) west of the country’s capital.