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El Salvador's president issues possible tsunami warning

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El Salvador's president issues possible tsunami warning

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El Salvador's president, Nayib Bukele, on Monday called on people living in the country's coastal regions to seek out higher altitude because of a US-alerted tsunami threat.

"All the people on our back, please go to higher ground. The US Department of Defense has detected a possible tsunami," the head of government said in his Twitter profile.

In the same social network, the US Embassy in Central America pointed out that a US Department of Defense aircraft detected the possibility of the phenomenon about 965 kilometers from the border between El Salvador and Nicaragua.

A photograph accompanying the publication indicates that the point of impact would be close to the Gulf of Fonseca, especially in Nicaraguan territory.

The last earthquake recorded in the Pacific Ocean by the Salvadoran Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) occurred at 1:03 pm (GMT) was 4.5 magnitude on the Richter scale and about 80 kilometers from the Usulután department.

According to MARN, 29 locations are at risk from the tsunami threat in the country.

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