2016-11-24: A 7 M magnitude earthquake struck the 149km SSW of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador region in a depth of 10.34 km. It is unlikely that the quake triggered a destructive tsunami. However, it cannot be ruled out that a small, local tsunami has been generated.
Maybe affected: Central America Pacific coast, Colombia, Ecuador
Caution: Multiple tsunami waves could hit the coast hours after the earthquake.
Tsunami Warning Signs: Noticeable quakes, unusual rise or fall in sea level, local media warnings (sirens, light signals, radio, TV, text messages).
Suggested measures in case of signs of a tsunami:
Travellers should immediately leave the coastline.
Travellers should move inland and/or to higher ground (e.g. hills or mountains).
River mouths should be avoided.
It is advised to always follow warnings and instructions of the local authorities.
Higher ground should only be left after an official all-clear signal.
This event will be further monitored. Further information may follow.
A3M / USGS