An earthquake of magnitude 3.4 on the Richter scale shook the south-east of El Salvador early today without causing casualties or material damage, a government source said.
The earthquake was located in the municipality of Conchagua (southeast) 15 kilometers southwest of the department of La Union (east) and occurred at 03.35 local time (09.35 GMT), detailed the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) .
The telluric movement had a focal depth of 2.9 kilometers and an intensity of three on the modified Mercalli scale in the town of La Unión.
No material damage or victims have been reported as a result of this earthquake.
In El Salvador, most of the earthquakes that occur have their origin in waters of the Pacific Ocean and much deeper, which sometimes makes them imperceptible to the population, while those that originate in land near the surface "are more senses and more harmful ".