Major Earthquake Strikes, Buildings Sway as Capital City is Evacuated

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May 16, 2019May 16, 2019

A massive earthquake has just rocked a famous city. Now, officials are reporting that buildings are swaying as they rush to evacuate the capital.

According to reports, the U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake was centered off the coast of Nicaragua at a depth of 43 miles (70 kilometers), but was felt throughout El Salvador. The epicenter was 24 miles (39 kilometers) west-southwest of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua and 47 miles (77 kilometers) south of La Union, El Salvador.

The government buildings were evacuated in El Salvador's capital based on local protocols. One aftershock has been reported. At this time, reports of deaths or injuries have not come in.

Please join us in praying for everyone on the ground and who was impacted by the event. We pray they are safe and protected from this potential disaster. We also pray for the first responders who are working the scene.

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