Quake of 7.4 magnitude strikes in Pacific off El Salvador coast-USGS

Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:57am EDT

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Aug 27 (Reuters) - A major earthquake of 7.4 magnitude hit in the Pacific Ocean about 78 miles (125 km) off the coast of El Salvador late Sunday night, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

No destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is expected, and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii, the Pacific Tsunami Center SAID. (Reporting by Philip Barbara; Editing by Robert Birsel)

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