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SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - A shallow earthquake shook buildings in El Salvador on Thursday afternoon, emergency services in the country said.

Alarms sounded as locals evacuated buildings in the capital, San Salvador, according to a Reuters witness.

Emergency services in the Central American country said the quake measured at magnitude 4.0. The quake was measured at a depth of 4 kilometers, according to the government.

There were no immediate reports of damage.

(Reporting by Nelson Renteria)

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