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SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - An earthquake shook El Salvador on Wednesday, though there were no immediate reports of damages, local authorities said.

El Salvador's environment ministry said the 5.3 magnitude quake struck in the Pacific Ocean some 50 kilometres (31 miles) south of the coastal municipality of La Libertad at a depth of 21 kilometres.

Civil protection authorities said there were no immediate reports of damages or casualties.

(Reporting by Nelson Renteria)