Earthquake of magnitude 7.4 occurred in the Pacific Ocean near Salvador

 Earthquake of magnitude 7.4 occurred on Monday in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of El Salvador, the website of the U.S. Geological Survey.

Quake was recorded at 22.37 on Sunday local time (08.37 MSK Monday). Its epicenter was located 125 kilometers south of Usulutan. The earthquake lies at a depth of 50.6 kilometers.

No injuries or damage were reported. According to seismologists, there is no tsunami risk.

Passes through El Salvador Pacific "fire zone" — the band of volcanoes and tectonic faults up to 40 thousand kilometers. He circles the Pacific Ocean, passing along the coasts of North and South America to the southern part of Alaska, then turns to Japan, the Philippines and Indonesia, and ends near the island of New Guinea, New Zealand and South West Pacific.

It is in the "Ring of Fire" is the vast majority of the known volcanic planet. There are also 90% of all earthquakes in the world.

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