Tremor on the Richter Scale 6.6 Battered off Coast of El Salvador

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A tremor on the Richter scale of 6.6 battered off coast of El Salvador on Thursday 30th May, 2019. According to the initial reports, there were no casualties and damages said Salvadoran authorities.

The quake struck around 40 kilometers south of San Salvador at a depth of 40 miles, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS) data.

However, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue an alert for the quake but the Salvadoran environment ministry issued one of its own, predicting sea level variations of up to 12 inches.

Moreso, the Education of  Ministry has canceled classes in the coastal areas. Coastal residents should avoid entering the water for four hours after the quake, the ministry said on Twitter.

Further more, the President of El Salvador Nayib Bukele tweeted on Twitter that the tremor was felt "throughout 100 percent of the country."

Consequently, no casualties or damage have been reported so far but police and firemen are fanning out across the country to evaluate the situation, said Civil Protection chief Jorge Melendez.