Moderate quake hits El Salvador, no injuries reported

SAN SALVADOR Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:12pm EDT

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SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - A moderate earthquake was felt in El Salvador on Thursday night, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey said a 4.9 quake struck offshore about 40 miles (65 km) south of the coastal town of Chirilagua at a depth of 44 miles (70 km).

(Reporting by Nelson Renteria; Editing by Paul Tait)